November 16, 2020 11:19:11 am
Twitter has suspended the account of Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh as a result of it violated the web site’s guidelines in opposition to impersonation, the corporate mentioned.
An official at Iran’s oil ministry, who requested to not be named as a result of they’re not approved to talk to the media, mentioned earlier on Sunday that the suspension seemed to be linked to sanctions. Zanganeh was personally sanctioned by the U.S. on Oct. 26.
“The account was suspended for violation of the Twitter guidelines in opposition to impersonation,” a spokesperson for the social media firm mentioned in an e mail, with out giving any extra particulars.
In line with Twitter’s web site “accounts that pose as one other particular person, model, or group in a complicated or misleading method could also be completely suspended beneath Twitter’s impersonation coverage”.
Iran’s oil ministry didn’t instantly reply to messages searching for touch upon Twitter’s assertion. The oil ministry’s personal official information service, Shana, has additionally reported on the suspension and refers back to the account as belonging to Zanganeh.
Hyperlinks to tweets beforehand printed beneath Zanganeh’s deal with say “this tweet is from a suspended account”.
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