MEK Iran: No Social Media Affiliated with Iranian Resistance have been Removed
The mullahs’ regime, its agents, and lobbies
Iranian resistance reported contrary to the unreliable claims by the mullahs’ regime in Iran, and its agents and lobbies, none of the accounts belonging to the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran) and the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) has been closed. Because none of the Facebook rules have been violated, the claim that there is a (PMOI / MEK Iran), affiliated troll farm in Albania is absolutely false.
This claim was first made by Javad Zarif the foreign ministers of the mullahs’ regime and Hamid Baeidinejad, the mullahs’ ambassador to the United Kingdom, in 2018.
The mullahs state-run ISNA news agency quoted the regime’s ambassador to London, Saeed Baeidinejad on September 16, 2018, as saying, (PMOI / MEK Iran):
“produces millions of messages in the form of subversive hashtags every day, using the most advanced information technologies.”
the mullahs’ ambassador to the United Kingdom, Saeed Baeidinejad called on Twitter to “follow the official request of Dr. Zarif to close fake accounts that send subversive hashtags against Iran.”
Deprived 80 million Iranians of social networks
On the same day, in a tweet, Javad Zarif the foreign ministers of the mullahs’ regime called for the closure of the resistance supporters’ Twitter accounts. Thus, the shameless representative of the regime that has deprived 80 million Iranians of social networks has been issuing directives to close the regime opponents’ accounts for many years.
Many social media companies including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram have closed at least 25,000 mullahs regime accounts, including accounts that recently interfered in the US presidential election in violation of all laws and regulations.
It is also worth noting that Khamenei’s Twitter accounts in different languages have been suspended.
The mullahs’ regime and its apologists
The mullahs regime and its apologists engaged in hyperbole about what they called a fake account affiliated with the (PMOI / MEK Iran) under Heshmat Alavi’s name in June 2019. The apologists launched a propaganda campaign using a hit-piece by “The Intercept” and several Persian radio programs to disseminate their fake story about this and the (PMOI / MEK Iran)’s accounts. But a few days later, after a thorough investigation and ensuring that Alavi’s account was credible and run by a real person, Twitter reinstated Alavi’s account and further exposed the demonization campaign. At the time, the regime’s ambassador to London parroting the (PMOI / MEK Iran)’s “critics” tweeted:
Threadstone71 investigative report
It is also worth noting that, Treadstone71 investigative report and the major scandal around the Iranian regime’s cyber campaign against the Free Iran Global Summit on July 17, 2020, the lobby backing the mullahs’ regime has cited Facebook’s “March 2021 Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior Report” about 11 countries, which relies heavily on previous negative media coverage of the (PMOI / MEK Iran), the sources of which are Iranian regime’s intelligence agents, and has ludicrously pointed the (PMOI / MEK Iran)’s “offenses” in Albania, claiming that they have engaged in undesirable activities to influence the political situation in Iran!
The ridiculous reasoning
Facebook has claimed to have removed 128 accounts, and 41 pages, and 21 groups, and 146 Instagram accounts that targeted global audiences including Iran”. The ridiculous reasoning was that “We found this network as part of our internal investigation and linked it to the (PMOI / MEK Iran), an exiled militant opposition group from Iran now based in Albania.” The same report underscores, “We didn’t see evidence of the use of automation to run these assets. Our own automated systems disabled some of the accounts for…. violence and incitement.”
Diplomat-terrorist Assadolah Assadi
The mullahs dictatorship and its backers, and lobbies, and operatives are in this way attempting to avenge the blow they received after the verdict by a court in Antwerp, Belgium, and overshadow the conviction of its bomb-carrying diplomat-terrorist Assadolah Assadi.
Facebook or any other authority could have easily checked or can now check accounts it presumes to belong to the (PMOI / MEK Iran) and (NCRI).
Dubious articles and sources affiliated with the mullahs’ regime to lash out at the Iranian Resistance lacks credibility and constitute an all too well-known campaign of demonization.
The People’s Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran) has never used fake identities nor taken advantage of other people’s indemnities. Nevertheless, anyone, especially Iranians who oppose the mullahs’ regime, has the right to use pen names or signs and symbols they prefer out of security concerns. This is particularly the case regarding the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran) and its supporters, who have always been the target of the regime’s terrorism, bombing, assassinations, massacre, and abduction.
Facebook must immediately reinstate the accounts by Iranian opponents of the regime, which have not violated its regulations.