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Trump lashes out at Facebook, Twitter for closing anti-terror pages

President Trump
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that it is "very dangerous" for social media companies like Twitter and Facebook to silence voices on their services.
Trump's comments in an interview with Reuters come as the social media industry faces mounting scrutiny from Congress to police foreign propaganda.
“I won’t mention names but when they take certain people off of Twitter or Facebook and they’re making that decision, that is really a dangerous thing because that could be you tomorrow,” said Trump.
The remarks are being made amid a mounting crackdown by the top social media outlets Facebook and Twitter on the ant-Iran pages.
Last July 23rd, Facebook took down The Baghdad Post's page, with more than 450,000 followers, giving no reason for the move that cost the anti-terror media a lot.
Facebook's 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 paid no heed to the fact that our reports, videos and stories are highly credible and are being copied by respected news sites, even inside Iran itself.
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.
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.

Shutting down the page, and other pages and accounts warning of the Iranian terror threat, exposing its sectarian role and attempts to strike the US interests in the region, came following warnings from US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo against a major cyberattack.
The site 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.