“A company is making its business to define our politics and as a politician, I don’t like that. This is an attack on the democratic structure of the country. This is not an attack on Rahul Gandhi, this is not simply shutting Rahul Gandhi down,” said the Congress leader.
Rahul Gandhi’s official Youtube channel released the video where he was seen shunting the microblogging site.
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“I have 19-20 million followers. You are denying them the right to an opinion. That’s what you are doing. So this is not only patently unfair this is their breaching the idea that Twitter is a neutral platform. And for the investors, this is a very dangerous thing because taking sides in the political contest has repercussions for Twitter.”
Rahul accused Twitter of being a biased platform. “It’s obvious now that Twitter is actually not a neutral, objective platform. It is a biased platform. It’s something that listens to what the government of the day says.”
“As Indians, we have to ask the question: Are we going to allow companies just because they are beholden to the Government of India to define our politics for us? Is that what this is going to come to? Or are we going to define our politics on our own? That’s the real question here,” he added.
Speaking about the abrupt end to the monsoon session of the Parliament, Rahul reiterated that the democracy is under an attack.
“Our democracy is under attack. We are not allowed to speak in Parliament. The media is controlled. And I thought there was a ray of light where we could put what we thought on Twitter. But obviously, that’s not the case.”