Twitter unblocks Indian politicians’ accounts after suspending them for violating disclosure law

Twitter unblocks Indian politicians’ accounts after suspending them for violating disclosure law


Twitter has reinstated several Indian politicians’ accounts, after suspending them for a tweet about a child murder. | Illustration by Alex Castro

Twitter has reinstated the accounts of several politicians in India’s opposition party, which were suspended after party leader Rahul Gandhi tweeted a photo of himself with the parents of a girl who was allegedly raped and murdered in New Delhi, Reuters reported. Gandhi had tweeted his support of the girl’s family, saying that they deserved justice and others had shared his tweet.

However, Indian law prohibits the disclosure of the identities of children and sexual assault victims. According to a notice posted on the Lumen database, India’s National Commission for Protection of Child Rights requested Twitter take action. A Twitter spokesperson said in an email to The Verge that Gandhi submitted a copy of an authorization letter from the…

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