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Facebook asked to pay damages amid unjustified shutdowns of pages


On Monday morning, Facebook administration has decided to unpublish The Baghdad Post's page, without clarifying any reasons.


This move came after the Baghdad Post had revealed accurate and dangerous information supported by exclusive videos and images of the horrific crimes committed by the government and the Iranian militia against Iraqi protesters in southern provinces. Our reports, videos and stories are highly credible and are being copied by respected news sites, even inside Iran itself. On ISIS, our position has been clear.


Hundreds of articles, reports and videos have been posted on the site, condemning the group's terrorism and atrocities.


The Baghdad Post has declared it on more than one occasion: we reject terrorism from both sides, Sunnis and Shiites. And we are against clerical rule whatsoever. Our videos and Facebook posts do nothing but expose those terrorists. No lies are posted online.


Just the truth is shown to social media users, who intensively interact with our content as it conveys their suffering. The Baghdad Post has its own fingerprint when it comes to fighting terrorism and its sponsors, be those sponsors certain nations or groups backed by them.


The Baghdad Post has been taking on the Iranian regime and its sponsoring of terrorism across the Middle East.


Facebook's decision to unpublish The Baghdad's Post page coincides with the Cambridge Analytica data breach scandal, which led to a huge drop of Facebook's market value.


British political consulting firm, Cambridge Analytica has collected personal information of 87 million Facebook users in order to be used to attempt to influence voter opinion on behalf of politicians who hired them.


According to the Guardian, Facebook’s shares have decreased 19% on Thursday, the largest single-day drop in value in Wall Street history, after the company revealed that 3 million users in Europe had abandoned the social network since the data breach scandal.


Facebook also faced public outcry over its role in Russia’s alleged influence over the 2016 U.S. presidential election. These scandals prove that Facebook could be used to serve political causes.


Compensations must be paid to the people and entities that suffered from the data breach, as well as paying compensations to the pages that got removed or unpublished with no reason.


Now, Facebook is considered a business as pages need to pay in order to increase the reach of their posts. The Baghdad Post has lost almost $100,000 spent on the page. We call the Facebook to compensate us and other pages that faced the same issue.


Unpublishing of Baghdad Post's Facebook page also coincides with the establishing of a network of Iranian cyber brigades tasked with hacking sites of personalities and institutions.


Experts are sounding the alarm about new cyber activity from Iran, as hackers become more emboldened and skilled at carrying out surveillance operations and other attacks outside the country’s borders, according to a report published on the Hill last March.


“They’re good enough that they’re able to break into a lot of organizations,” said Charles Carmakal, vice president at Mandiant, a FireEye subsidiary that provides cyber incident response to government and private organizations across the globe.


According to commentators, who cited these remarks while speaking to The Baghdad Post, the current Iranian cyber attacks culminated the regime's efforts to expand its already massive terror network in the Middle East.


So, the Iranian regime is using the cyber militias to attack any party that expose its crimes in the region and obviously The Baghdad Post is considered to be one of its nightmares.