Venezuela's president denounces attack by TwitterNovember 1, 2013 @ 9:22 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is denouncing what he calls a "massive attack" by Twitter and the "international right wing" against his account and those of several government agencies with the social media website.
Maduro said Thursday that more than 6,000 of his 1.4 million followers were mysteriously removed from his Twitter account as part of a campaign to destabilize his government. The government says the accounts of a pro-government newspaper and Venezuela's immigration authority were also suspended, along with the accounts of two ministries.
Twitter spokesman Nu Wexler says the website isn't commenting on the matter.
Maduro has embraced social media as the late President Hugo Chavez did. In September, he launched profiles in French, English, Arabic and Portuguese to spread the ideals of his 21st century socialist revolution.
(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
The man behind a staged child abduction apologizes for scaring young kids, parents
An army of volunteers is making sure mudslide searchers get to put on warm, dry clothes
Two airlines are battling for your business and you're the winner
Please login below with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing MyNorthwest account holders will need to create a new Disqus account or use one of the social logins provided below. Thank you.