A Twitter user claimed a friend’s account got temporarily suspended by Twitter after calling the Muslim Brotherhood “terrorists."
The tweet had a screenshot for the suspended account. It contained a Twitter message that reads: “We’ve temporarily limited some of your account features” for violating the rules against “hateful content”.
Many users were skeptical of what could be a fake message, whereas other backed the argument and believed it to be part of a wider trend.
Some users went to attribute it to the fact that a large stake of Twitter is owned by Saudis. It was owned by billionaire Alwaleed bin Talal before his detention by the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, however, it is not clear if he still owns it or he gave it up to the Crown Prince [as part of the deal he had to be freed].
While the UAE’s position from the organization is clear as they consider the Brotherhood a terrorist group, some Emiratis also had an opinion in this…
The trend gathered momentum, with more people denouncing Twitter’s policy that comes in “support of the Muslim Brotherhood”.
While there is no official response from Twitter’s side, some wondered if the Muslim Brotherhood might be running Twitter…
The Muslim Brotherhood is the one, if not the only, political opposition organization in several Arab countries. It is activism can be seen in Egypt, Jordan and Kuwait, however, several crackdowns were carried out against the group in Egypt following the military crackdown of 2013.
Since then, the organization was listed as a terrorist group by many countries; including Egypt, Saudi Arabia and UAE. However, the designation is still argued in the United States and the United Kingdom.
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