The first vice president of the ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), God given hair, accused Twitter this Wednesday of having stolen the account of his television program “With the mazo giving” on the social network, after the user was suspended, and demanded a response for this.
Suddenly, Twitter Latam stole (…) our Twitter @conelmazodando, they disappeared; we have done what they say (…), we have done everything that corresponds, they have not given us an answer, “said Cabello during his program, which is broadcast on the state channel VTV.
The also deputy, who indicated that this is a way to “silence” the chavistas In social networks, he pointed out that they “are cruel” against the accounts of this group.
“Here, in Venezuela, it is difficult for you to see that someone other than Chavista has a Twitter account suspended (…), and as we are sanctioned by the civilized European Union for disclosing what they do not like us to disclose here, it does not surprise us -to suspend the account- “, he added.
Cabello added that, regardless of this, the program will continue to “inform”, but demanded a response from Twitter for the suspension of the account.
He concluded by noting that the program has “allied accounts” to continue disseminating information despite the sanction.
Diosdado Cabello starred in a new confrontation between Chavismo and social media companies. Photo Leonardo Fernandez Viloria / Reuters
Chavismo against social networks
Several Venezuelan government officials and Chavista politicians have previously denounced a blocking of their Twitter accounts, as happened in March 2020, when the executive vice president, Delcy Rodriguez, indicated that your username was restricted.
But not only has Twitter blocked accounts of government officials, but Facebook also did the same last March with the president’s user Venezuelan, Nicolás Maduro, for a month.
At that time, the president used the account of his wife, Cilia Flores, to continue broadcasting his acts live and broadcasting his messages, while denouncing “a digital totalitarianism”.
Nicolás Maduro had his Facebook account suspended for a month. Photo Presidency of Venezuela / AFP
Facebook then indicated to EFE that it had carried out the blockade for having “violated its policy against disinformation about Covid-19 “.
Likewise, Facebook deleted a video posted on the page of the Venezuelan president for the breach of its internal rules and thus put people “at risk of harm”.
With information from EFE