Twitter moved to block a tweet from Iran’s Supreme Leader after he cast doubt on the efficacy of the coronavirus vaccines and called US- and UK-made vaccines “completely untrustworthy”
“It’s not unlikely they would want to contaminate other nations. Given our experience France’s HIV-tainted blood supplies, French vaccines aren’t trustworthy either,” said Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in the message earlier this week.
Twitter told The Post that the tweet was in violation of the company’s robust rules against coronavirus misinformation.
“The account owner will be required to delete the violative Tweet before regaining access to their account,” said a spokesman.
The decision comes after a week of aggressive enforcement actions taken by the company, including the permanent suspension of President Trump from the site.
In addition to that, the company confirmed that it was performing an audit of its users, which has resulted in prominent conservatives’ accounts losing tens of thousands of followers.
Twitter removes ‘misleading’ tweet from Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei The British Journal Editors and Wire Services/ New York Post.