Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro has urged to liberate Latin America from Twitter, arguing that the US microblogging company compromised 6,600 accounts, including his own.

“We must achieve independence, and we have to think about deep and radical ways we can free ourselves from these multinational corporations that have monopolized social networks,” Mr. Maduro said Saturday.

“Let’s prepare ourselves to liberate ourselves from you,” said the President addressing Twitter.

Maduro called on Mercosur (the Common Market of the South), Unasur (Union of South American Nations) and ALBA (Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas) to join the fight against the popular microblog.

Maduro’s Twitter account was allegedly attacked earlier this week. The President said in an address on Thursday the hacking aimed to trigger unrest and suspend the upcoming elections.

The country’s Communications Minister, Delsy Rodriguez, said that almost 6,600 of Maduro’s Twitter followers disappeared from the president’s account within 10 minutes. As of Friday, Maduro had 1.4 million followers.

source: voice of russia