Without explanation, Twitter has suspended the official account of the Russian embassy in Syria after it posted a video critical of the controversial ‘White Helmets’ group, citing statements by the Russian military.
“Twitter suspends accounts that violate Twitter rules,” said the default notice on the grayed-out page of @RusEmbSyria on Tuesday. The social media platform notoriously refuses to comment on individual suspensions.
The account was banned after posting factual criticism of the ‘White Helmets’ quoting the Russian military, the embassy said.
🕵️♂️ Thought police is already here – @twitter suspends account of the Russian Embassy in #Syria (!) after it posted factual criticism of the #WhiteHelmets, quoted @mod_russia data. Wasn't verified account yet – only proves "ordinary" accounts not allowed to have differing opinions pic.twitter.com/sMUZRvbidx
— Russia in RSA 🇷🇺 (@EmbassyofRussia) July 30, 2019
Russian Embassy in syria Twitter account @RusEmbSyria has been suspended by @Twitter after they tweeted facts that expose the terrorist organisation white helmets and their manufacturing of propaganda. pic.twitter.com/ncZiovQiOU
— Ali (@CoolHuh_) July 30, 2019