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Twitter suspends accounts affiliated with Hamas and Hezbollah

“There is no place on Twitter for illegal terrorist organizations and violent extremist groups,” says spokesperson • “Kudos to @Twitter,” tweets Israeli Defense Forces.

Twitter graphic. Credit: Pixabay.
Twitter graphic. Credit: Pixabay.

Social-networking service Twitter has suspended numerous accounts affiliated with the terrorist organizations Hamas and Hezbollah, according to media reports on Saturday.

Hezbollah’s Al-Manar television station protested on Saturday that most of its Twitter accounts had been suspended, the AFP reported.

It accused the social-media company of giving in to “political pressure.” Al-Manar’s accounts in English, French and Spanish were also not available, but some accounts related to specific shows were still functioning.

The Israel Defense Forces praised the move, with IDF international spokesman Jonathan Conricus tweeting on Saturday: “Kudos to @Twitter for suspending the accounts of terror groups #Hezbollah and #Hamas.”

“Internationally recognized terror groups should never have a platform for their violent extremism,” he added.

“There is no place on Twitter for illegal terrorist organisations and violent extremist groups,” a Twitter spokesperson told AFP.

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