Iran Asks Zuckerberg To Lift Soleimani Ban, While Censoring The Internet

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Iran has written to Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta Inc. that controls Facebook and Instagram, asking why the platforms had removed posts about general Qasem Soleimani.

In a letter Reza Fazel, legal director at the telecommunications ministry, called on Zuckerberg as chief executive of Meta Platforms “to end extensive censorship” over Soleimani, who was killed alongside nine others by a United States drone attack in Baghdad on January 3, 2000.

The letter coincided with the anniversary of the general’s death, who was Iran’s top military and intelligence operator outside its borders and was in charge of supporting and organizing militant proxy forces throughout the Middle East.

A statement from the telecommunications ministry said copies of the letter had been sent to Adam Mosseri, head of Instagram, and Jessica Rosenworcel, chairwoman of the US Federal Communications Commission.

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