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Rahul Gandhi congratulates Elon Musk for Twitter takeover, says hopeful of action against 'hate speech' Twitter
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Rahul Gandhi congratulates Elon Musk for Twitter takeover, says hopeful of action against 'hate speech'

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 29 Oct 2022, 12:18 pm

Congress MP Rahul Gandhi Friday said he was hopeful of action against "hate speech" in the country after world's richest man Elon Musk formally took over social media giant Twitter.

Congratulating Musk, a self-styled free speech absolutist, Rahul tweeted, "Congrats @elonmusk. I hope @Twitter will now act against hate speech, fact check more robustly, and will no longer stifle the opposition’s voice in India due to government pressure."

Rahul, the top leader of the country's primary opposition party Congress, has also accused the micro-blogging site of suppressing his new followers through manipulation.

In Dec 2021, Rahul's Twitter handle was temporarily suspended after he posted a picture with the family of a Dalit girl, who had died after being allegedly raped in Delhi.

showing the face of a girl who died after being allegedly raped in Delhi was taken down by the micro-blogging site.

In a letter to Twitter, Rahul, an arch-rival of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, had requested the micro-blogging site not to "become a pawn in the destruction of the idea of India".

After taking over Twitter, Musk posted a tweet saying, "the bird is freed."


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