Twitter was criticized after it allowed a purported Iranian government account to threaten former President Trump with death.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran considers vengeance against those responsible for the Baghdad crime to be the right of all believers; whether they are drops in the ocean or bits of sand in the desert they'll seek vengeance next to the criminals' homes," one official account tweeted in Farsi, alongside a picture of Trump golfing in the shadow of an aircraft. The post was independently translated for the Washington Free Beacon.
Lawmakers slammed Twitter for failing to take down the post.
"So, the leftist oligarchs at Twitter will allow the [guard corps] to tweet death threats at President Trump but will deplatform him for calling for a peaceful protest?" Rep. Greg Steube (R-FL) told the Free Beacon. "Last I checked, making death threats is inciting violence."
Steube was referring to Twitter’s policy banning violent content.
Rep. Pat Fallon (R-TX) said the platform failed to follow its own policies.
"In Twitter's safety rules and polices, they say, ‘You may not threaten violence against an individual or a group of people.' If this is the case, why is the world's largest state sponsor of terrorism, Iran, allowed to threaten to kill President Donald Trump?" Fallon asked according to the Free Beacon. "Not only is Twitter exclusively censoring conservatives, but now they are letting Iran's armed forces issue death threats to a former sitting president. Twitter needs to consider following their own policies and immediately remove this tweet."
The tweet was live as of Wednesday evening.
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