Meta, the parent company of Instagram and Facebook, has taken action against accounts associated with Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. This decision comes amidst criticism over Khamenei’s support for Hamas following their October 7th attack on Israel, which triggered a prolonged conflict in the Gaza Strip.
Confirming the move, Meta stated that the accounts were removed due to repeated violations of their Dangerous Organizations and Individuals policy. According to Meta, this policy prohibits organizations or individuals with a violent mission or engagement in violence from having a presence on their platforms. The decision aligns with US government designations of certain groups as terrorists.
While Meta did not provide specific details regarding their decision, the move reflects a broader effort to combat violent rhetoric and support for extremist actions on social media platforms.