Social media giant Facebook has shut down an account run by Press TV, a major Iranian English-language media outlet. The network said it was provided with no warning or explanation ahead of the deletion.
The network’s page, boasting a four-million-strong following, vanished from Facebook on Tuesday afternoon.
Facebook deletes Press TV's main page without any warning or explanation #BreakingNews #PressTV#facebook pic.twitter.com/j4aDg2BlOp— Press TV (@PressTV) January 12, 2021
“In a notification upon taking down the page early on Tuesday, the US-based social media giant said the decision was ‘final,’ adding that it could not provide additional information for ‘safety and security reasons,’” Press TV has said, condemning the “attack” by the social media giant.
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