Twitter said on Wednesday that the tweets in which Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution in Iran Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei calls for the destruction of the Zionist entity do not violate the company’s rules.
An official from Twitter told the Israeli Knesset said that Imam Khamenei’s posts on eliminating the Zionist entity 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, Israeli media reported.
She was responding to a question by 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 the Zionist entity to be destroyed are left untouched.
On May 29, Twitter for the first time attached a warning label to Trump’s tweet about the riots that broke out in the US following the killing of George Floyd.
Source: Israeli media