After it has suspended the account of the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas, Twitter has found itself targeted on Saturday with a scathing attack by the Gaza-based terror organization which accused the social media platform of attempting to silence Palestinian voices and of fully siding with the Zionist narrative.
Arguing that the ‘Zionist occupation’s lies are allowed unfettered space,’ Hamas also bemoaned in a statement on its official website the severe restrictions imposed, as they claimed, on Palestinian content.
Hamas vowed that Palestinians will not be discouraged from continuing their legitimate right to resist the occupation by the double standards that social media platforms are setting.
Meanwhile, Hamas promoted its new Twitter account on May 25, 2022, noting that its old account has been repeatedly suspended, gaining over 9,000 followers within hours of the announcement.
Even before Hamas’ harsh criticism, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms have been accused by both Palestinians and their supporters as well as by international NGO Human Rights Watch (HRW) of wrongfully removing content such as pro-Palestinian posts and tweets.
According to claims published in HRW’s October 2021 report, Facebook has been censoring Palestinian activists’ profiles, warning that Facebook’s relying on the US’ foreign terror organization blacklist when designating dangerous” organizations is a threat to free expression.
Back in December, the account of a Hezbollah-run media outlet Al-Ahed news, affiliated with the Iranian-backed Lebanese terror group, was suspended by Twitter after publishing tweets supporting and glorifying terrorism that were reported and showcased by a popular Mossad-themed parody account, “The Mossad: The Social Media Account,” which has almost 200,000 followers on Twitter.