Delhi Airport has blamed the hacker for its ill-fated tweet describing Congress party as ‘enemy of India.’ It issued a clarification in response to a report published by Janta Ka Reporter on Tuesday.
Its statement said, “Early this morning our Twitter handle @Delhi_Airport was subjected to a hacker attack. This was noticed, and timely action was taken to prevent any future attacks. One inadvertant post published through our Twitter handle was immediately removed and normalcy restored with added security measures. The matter is being investigated. We sincerely apologise and regret any inconvenience caused.”
Delhi Airport had become a topic of huge social media outcry after some users detected a politically biased tweet targetting Congress party allegedly posted by it on Tuesday morning.
The tweet by Delhi Airport was in response to a known Hindutva Twitter troll, who had posted, “The Congress is not the enemy of BJP. It’s the enemy of India.”
To which, the verified Twitter handle of Delhi Airport wrote, “Without Doubts.”
In September last year, the Union Railways Ministry’s official Twitter handle had endorsed a political tweet against Delhi chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal.
In July last year, Janta Ka Reporter had reported how Modi’s pet initiative Start Up India had shared two hateful messages tweeted by right-wing trolls.
Both hateful messages were shared by the official Twitter handle of Start Up India.
Tuesday’s development prompted many Twitter users to express their anger against the Delhi Airport officials with some even demanding action against the individual who posted the anti-Congress tweet.