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

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.

PTI | Updated on: 25 Mar 2017, 02:24:49 PM
Twitter suspends official accounts of ABVP, restores after criticism

New Delhi:

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.

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First Published : 25 Mar 2017, 01:54:00 PM