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March 28, 2023

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NUFDI Calls on Twitter to Protect Iranian Digital Activists

March 28, 2023

Press Releases

NUFDI Calls on Twitter to Protect Iranian Digital Activists

Washington, DC—In light of the mass suspension of Iranian digital activists on Twitter, NUFDI wrote to Twitter CEO Elon Musk outlining the current problems faced by Iranian dissidents on the platform and called on Twitter to protect the right to free speech of Iranian digital activists. The organization wrote, in part:

“These accounts largely consist of anti-regime, pro-democracy dissidents who often use pseudonyms out of fear of retribution by the Islamic Republic for their digital activism.”

NUFDI continued: “The leadership of Twitter—an organization which holds itself “publicly accountable towards progress” and espouses the values of security, privacy, civic integrity, and the Open Internet —has a clear obligation to provide detailed insight into the decision making process that led to the sudden suspension of these dissidents as well as what we hope is the process for the reversal of the suspensions.”

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