WTH? Twitter Shuts Down Top Iranian Activist Accounts — Including Leading Critic of Radical Islam
On Wednesday Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey defended the company’s decision to put Infowars founder Alex Jones in a seven-day “timeout”. Dorsey said, “I feel any suspension, whether it be a permanent or a temporary one, makes someone think about their actions and their behaviors,” Dorsey said.
In the same week that Jack Dorsey is lecturing on “appropriate actions and behavior” Twitter just certified racist New York Times writer Sarah Jeong with a blue check mark.
And now this…
Twitter shut down two top Iranian activists’s paged today.
Banafsheh Zand is a leading American voice for freedom in Iran.
Amir Taheri is the current leader of the Gatestone Institute and a leading Western critic of radical Islam.
Amir Taheri, syndicated columnist and author of 11 books on Islam, the Middle East and Iran, is Chairman of Gatestone Institute Europe. (Yonkers Tribune)
Twitter locked Amir out of his account this week.
— hengameh Yazdani (@hengamehYazdani) August 16, 2018
The Iranian regime is under extreme pressure with the new sanctions by the Trump administration and the increasing turmoil from inside the country.
It is very important that Iranian human rights activists are allowed to support the brave Iranians striving for freedom from a repressive regime.
— P.M.O.I (@Mojahedineng) August 7, 2018