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Fake tweets confirm Iranian regime's defamation of opposition groups

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A number of tweets have confirmed the claims of the Iranian opposition that the Iranian regime is the main source of hostility and launches defamation campaigns against the National Council of Resistance of Iran and the People's Mujahedin of Iran.

These tweets, which took place immediately after the start of the intifada in 2018, show that the mullahs' regime, coupled with the intensification of repression within Iran, has made every effort to expand the dimensions of its campaigns to defame and fabricate lies against Iranian resistance groups.

In September, Twitter closed 770 accounts that belonged to the Iranian regime, stating that they were misleading accounts of the government aiming to disseminate fake news. Moreover, Facebook, Instagram and Google closed similar accounts serving the Iranian regime. On October 17, 2018, Twitter posted the tweets of these 770 accounts, which amounted to 1,122,936 tweets, in addition to photos and videos added to Twitter.

Although these accounts sought mainly to influence the US elections, a large number of the tweets were dedicated to disseminate false information against the People's Mujahedin of Iran and the National Council of Resistance of Iran. The detected tweets still exist in many of the other Twitter accounts belonging to the regime, which are still active, pretending not to be connected to Iran's government.

Most of the anti-People's Mujahedin tweets that started in 2012 were published in Persian and then translated to English, Arabic, Spanish, French, Albanian and Pashto. The number of tweets in 2018 is more than the total number of tweets published over the past six years.

New information by Twitter shows that Iran has published political messages on the internet using the names of foreign journalists, The Washington Post wrote on Oct. 17.

 

Last Modified: Thursday، 01 November 2018 08:44 PM
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