Over the past 10 days, Facebook has lost about $ 130 billion. The great loss coincided the blocking of hundreds of pages that oppose the Iranian regime.
The Facebook administration declined to explain why those pages that are followed by hundreds of thousands of followers around the world were blocked. It also refused to respond to the blocked pages' appeals which raises suspicion and reduces the giant social media website's credibility.
The Baghdad Post page which was followed by about 500 thousand followers was one of the blocked pages.
Iran's cyber attack
Recently, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned against a major cyber attack.
This electronic attack was confined to the Middle East, specifically to the pages opposed to Iran and their allies in the region, the Iraqi government and the Bashar Assad regime.
Experts confirmed to the Baghdad Post that Iran has established 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.
Facebook's decision to unpublish The Baghdad 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.
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.
The Baghdad Post has been taking on the Iranian regime and its sponsoring of terrorism across the Middle East.
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.
The Baghdad Post has lost a hefty sum of money spent on the page. We call the Facebook to compensate us and other pages that faced the same issue.
The Facebook decision 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.
The decision neglected the fact that our reports, videos and stories are highly credible and are being copied by respected news sites, even inside Iran itself.
The sectarian government resorted to media blackout to cover up its crimes that were considered war crimes by humanitarian organizations.