Media Matters

Special Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is notorious for using his Twitter accounts to incite hate, violence and disinformation. Yet his many accounts in multiple languages still exist on the platform. (AN Design)

Why won’t Twitter ban Khamenei when it permanently suspended Trump?

  • Twitter took action last year against ex-president Donald Trump by adding fact-checking and violence labels to his tweets and eventually suspending his account @realDonaldTrump permanently on January 8
  • On March 18, Twitter wrote in a blog post that it is “calling for public input” on its approach to world leaders
By Zaira Lakhpatwala ·