Days after Twitter suspended Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s account, the social media giant, on Monday, said that it locks an account if a tweet ‘violates’ or poses “safety and security threat” to any individual. 

Rahul Gandhi’s twitter handle was suspended on Saturday after the Congress leader posted a picture with the family of a nine-year-old rape victim from Delhi. 

Twitter said action was taken against Rahul Gandhi’s account, as per information shared by the National Commission of Women (NCW) according to the guidelines under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. 

“Our aim is to protect individuals from coming to physical harm as a result of their information being shared on Twitter and certain types of private information carry higher risks than others, and can pose serious safety and security threats. Information shared by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights in their legal request submitted via the India Grievance Channel citing specific provisions of the POCSO Act, provided context and was taken into account for the assessment,” Twitter said. 

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Meanwhile, the Congress has accused the Twitter of adopting “double standards” and violating the freedom of expression “under the diktat of the Modi Government”. 

Congress further claimed that the Twitter handle of INC-TV was also suspended Monday morning. 

The activists of the Indian Youth Congress, on Monday, held a massive protest against the “illegal suspension” of Twitter account of Rahul Gandhi in front of Twitter India office in Delhi. 

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