Twitter suspends account of Al Masirah TV run by Houthis

Twitter suspends account of Al Masirah TV run by Houthis
The Twitter account of Al Masirah TV, the main television news outlet run by the Houthi militia, was suspended on Wednesday. (File/AFP)
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Updated 08 October 2020

Twitter suspends account of Al Masirah TV run by Houthis

Twitter suspends account of Al Masirah TV run by Houthis
  • “Twitter took steps to suspend the accounts of Al-Masirah without giving reasons,” the channel said

DUBAI: The Twitter account of Al Masirah TV, the main television news outlet run by Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi militia, was suspended on Wednesday.
Al Masirah on its Telegram channel on Wednesday night said: “Twitter took steps to suspend the accounts of Al-Masirah without giving reasons.”


Twitter could not immediately be reached for comment, but the @MasirahTV Twitter page now says “Account suspended” for violating the rules of the social media platform, with no posts visible.
Twitter pages associated with a selection of leading Houthi figures, whose statements get published by Al-Masirah, are still functioning.