Twitter permanently suspended the account of Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, following the release of a CGI video depicting a drone assassinating President Donald Trump.
It only took three days, but it turns out even Twitter has limits.
President Trump has been banned from Twitter since early last year for reasons beyond understanding.
The fact that Khamenei was even allowed on Twitter is unacceptable, considering how often Twitter bans conservatives for far less.
It’s hypocrisy like this that proves that Twitter doesn’t truly care about violent threats unless they can gain something from it.
— New York Post (@nypost) January 17, 2022
Here’s more on Khamenei’s ban from the New York Post:
Twitter permanently suspended an account linked to Iran’s supreme leader after it promoted a video depicting the assassination of former President Donald Trump, according to a report.
”The account referenced has been permanently suspended for violating our ban evasion policy,” a Twitter spokesperson told Agence France-Presse on Saturday, referring to the account @KhameneiSite.
The social media giant said its top priority is keeping people safe and protecting the health of conversations on the platform.
Twitter has permanently banned @KhameneiSite for "violating our ban evasion policy", a Twitter spokesperson told BBC Monitoring today.
— Kian Sharifi (@KianSharifi) January 15, 2022
Twitter on Saturday announced it had permanently banned an account linked to Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.@AaronReich & @Starrlord89 report | #Iran | #TwitterBanhttps://t.co/AhygG2S9oX
— The Jerusalem Post (@Jerusalem_Post) January 16, 2022
Twitter on Saturday announced it had permanently banned an account linked to Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei over a video threatening former US president Donald Trump
A step in the right direction, but only a step.https://t.co/4viagdY4t5
— Adam Milstein (@AdamMilstein) January 16, 2022
As many pointed out, it says a lot about Twitter that this is what it finally took to suspend a terrorist dictator.
President Trump was suspended last year from Twitter for the bogus claim of “inciting violence.”
Big Tech hypocrisy at its finest…
Only took 3 years.
Now ban all his accounts.https://t.co/f8ftKeoOCb
— Emily Schrader – אמילי שריידר (@emilykschrader) January 16, 2022
Twitter FINALLY bans account linked Iranian Supreme Leader Khamenei https://t.co/sv1sEn9yF7
— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) January 16, 2022
Daily Mail has more on Twitter finally deciding to ban Khamenei THREE DAYS after the propaganda assassination video:
Twitter permanently suspended an account linked to Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Saturday after posting a video three days before depicting an animated drone strike against Donald Trump as revenge for the assassination of a highly-regarded general.
The account, @KhameneiSite, posted the video on Wednesday showing an unmanned aircraft targeting Trump, who ordered a drone strike in Baghdad two years ago that killed top Iranian commander General Qassem Soleimani.
‘The account referenced has been permanently suspended for violating our ban evasion policy,’ a Twitter spokesperson confirmed.
Many people called out Twitter for not suspending the account immediately:
Iran officials have not been banned by Twitter for making calls to assassinate former President Donald Trump, and now Iran has released a video showing Trump being killed by a drone as he plays golf in Mar-a-Lago.
— Newsmax (@newsmax) January 13, 2022
The Islamic Republic of Iran publicly threaten a former president of the United state by publishing on Twitter a video about how they will kill him. Twitter is fine with that video, meanwhile, they suspended the account of Trump because it encourages violence … pic.twitter.com/zEJ5Rs8duX
— Asaad Hanna (@AsaadHannaa) January 13, 2022
Twitter is allowing Iran to post death threats against former President’s but won’t allow former President’s to tweet.
— Blair Brandt (@BlairBrandt) January 14, 2022
Donald Trump got suspended from Twitter before the leader of Iran did.
Isn’t that sad?
— 🇺🇸🌊Serena Democrat Patriot 🌊🇺🇸 (@USPatriotSerena) January 16, 2022