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Twitter Closes Accounts of Hezbollah TV And Houthi Forces

Hezbollah Leader Hassan Nasrallah, giving a speech on Al-Manar TV. September 20, 2018

Twitter has blocked the account of Al-Manar TV, belonging to Lebanon’s Iran-backed Hezbollah, saying it has not followed its rules.

Al-Manar has called the blocking a “political” act. Currently, the page is completely blank.

Twitter has also blocked an account belonging to Yemen’s Houthis, called “The Central Warfare Channel”.

In August 2018, Facebook and Twitter closed hundreds of Iran-connected accounts, saying they were part of an Iranian project to covertly influence public opinion in other countries.

In April, one day after the United States listed Iran’s Revolution Guard Corps, IRGC as a terrorist group, Instagram deleted pages belonging to its top commanders, including Qods force commander Qassem Soleimani.

One day later, the accounts of Ebrahim Raeesi, head of Iran’s Judiciary and Ali Akbar Velayati, foreign policy advisor of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei were suspended, but soon restored.

There have been numerous reports of overt and covert operations by Iran-affiliated individuals and accounts online spreading disinformation or militant propaganda.