Hey Twitter Last Tuesday (19) suspended an account linked to Venezuela’s new National Congress @LaNuevaAsamblea. The forum says its rules were violated, but did not elaborate what the reasons were.
Twitter suspends @LaNuevaAsamblea account, linked to Venezuela’s Parliament – Photo: Reproduction / Twitter
Suspension came two weeks later Louis mercury, Be deputy to the government of Nicolas Maduro Elected The new head of Congress. The opposition, led by self-proclaimed President Juan Giado, accuses the vote of being a “coup in parliament”.
In a statement sent to G1, Twitter stated that “there are rules that determine the content and behavior permitted on the platform, and the violation of those rules is subject to appropriate measures”, without elaborating on which guidelines were violated.
The @AsambleaVE account, controlled by the opposition, remains active and the social network verification seal. This profile represents the people elected in 2015 – considered in the country’s last democratic elections.
Last December, Venezuela passed a legislative election that was boycotted by protests by Nicolas Maduro. According to news agencies, 69% of the voters voted.
The Chavista coalition formed by PSUV (United Socialist Party of Venezuela) and its allies garnered 68% of the vote and won the majority of the 227 seats in parliament.
Most of the opposition, led by Guedo, did not participate in these elections, claiming that there would be fraud.
At least 18 countries did not recognize the results – including Brazil and the United States.