Twitter suspends official accounts of ABVP, restores after massive online backlash

25 March 2017, 02:24 PM
Twitter suspends official accounts of ABVP, restores after criticism
Twitter suspends official accounts of ABVP, restores after criticism

Several accounts belonging to ABVP and its leaders were suspended by Twitter on Thursday night which were later restored after a strong criticism on Social media.

The ABVP’s official Twitter account, @ABVPVoice, Delhi state account -- @ABVPDelhi and that of its national office secretary Rahul Sharma and national media convener Saket Bahuguna were “suspended” last evening, ABVP General Secretary Vinay Bidre said in a statement.

“It surely creates suspicion and smells of prejudice,” he said.

While Twitter India was “forced to revoke the suspensions” this morning following a massive online “backlash”, the incident has raised questions over the functioning of social media platforms, Bidre said.

An e-mail sent to the microblogging site for a comment on the matter did not elicit any response.

The RSS-backed student organisation has demanded that Twitter state the “real reason” for “suspension” of its accounts.

First Published: Saturday, March 25, 2017 01:54 PM
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