Expression of fascism — Venezuela’s President accusing Twitter after account blocked

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro on Saturday said Twitter was an “expression of fascism” after accounts linked to his government were suspended, accusing the U.S. company of persecuting his followers, told Reuters. 

One of the Twitter accounts suspended belonged to Radio Miraflores, a station set up by Maduro that broadcasts from the presidential palace, including a salsa music program the president hosts, Reuters added. 

“Twitter in Venezuela today deactivated thousands of people’s accounts,” Maduro said at televised rally. “Simply for being ‘Chavistas,'” he said, using the term for followers of his predecessor, late socialist leader Hugo Chavez.