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Twitter Tells MKs Khamenei’s ‘Eliminate Israel’ Posts Don’t Violate Its Rules

Twitter Tells MKs Khamenei’s ‘Eliminate Israel’ Posts Don’t Violate Its Rules
Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Khamenei the Supreme Leader of Iran is Reading book
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A Twitter official on Wednesday said that the tweets in which Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei calls for Israel’s destruction do not violate the company’s rules against hate speech, and indicated that they are considered mere “foreign policy saber-rattling.”

“We have an approach toward leaders that says that direct interactions with fellow public figures, comments on political issues of the day, or foreign policy saber-rattling on military-economic issues are generally not in violation of our rules,” Ylwa Pettersson, Twitter’s head policy for the Nordic countries and Israel, told the Knesset’s Committee for Immigration, Absorption and Diaspora Affairs, via video-conference.

She was responding to a question by pro-Israel activist Arsen Ostrovsky, who had asked why Twitter attached a special label to a recent tweet by US President Donald Trump noting that it violated the company’s rules, while the Iranian leaders’ many tweets about his wish for Israel to be destroyed are left untouched…

To read more visit The Times of Israel.

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