Outrage After Reuters Uses Israeli PM Netanyahu’s Photo For Report On ‘Ten Dead’ In Iran Protests (SCREENSHOT)

For its report on titled “‘Ten dead’ as protests continue in Iran,” Reuters used a photo of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

The tweet, archived here, is still live after one hour.

BBC reported on the protests:

Ten people have been killed overnight in anti-government protests sweeping Iran, according to state TV.

“In the events of last night, unfortunately a total of about 10 people were killed in several cities,” it said. At least 12 people have now died since protests began on Thursday.

On Monday, President Hassan Rouhani said the protests and criticism were an opportunity, not a threat.

He said the country should work together to fix its economic problems.

He said: “Our nation will deal with this minority who chant slogans against the law and people’s wishes, and insult the sanctities and values of the revolution.”

Tablet Magazine‘s Yair Rosenberg asked, “Um, why is Reuters running this with a picture of Netanyahu? Are they getting their photo choices from Iran state TV?”

Knesset reporter Lahav Harkov asked, “What exactly are you implying with this photo choice, @ReutersTV?”

Twitter uses expressed outrage after Reuters tweeted the story with Netanyahu’s photo.



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