Rahul Gandhi's account hacked: Party blames Twitter for being weak on right wing trolls

Catch Team | First published: 30 November 2016, 23:21 IST
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Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi's Twitter account was hacked on Wednesday evening. The hackers posted abusive tweets and changed Gandhi's Twitter profile. It took a couple of hours for the account to be restored.

The Congress has condemned the hacking of Gandhi's account. The party's media in-charge Randeep Singh Surjewala termed the hacking a "sinister concept to abuse and intimidate".

Congress sources reveal that the Gandhi's office have taken up this matter with the Twitter India management. They say that this isn't just about Gandhi's account but about security against cyber bullying by right wing trolls.

The party's social media team have blamed Twitter for being unresponsive and slow in restoring the account. Gaurav Pandhi, who is party of the Congress digital team, didn't mince his words in criticising Twitter.

First published: 30 November 2016, 23:21 IST