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In blatant violation of Twitter's explicitly stated policy on state media, @VOAIran published dozens of promoted tweets in one week.

Voice of America Farsi is the infowar wing of the Trump administration's "maximum pressure" policy against Iran. https://twitter.com/BenjaminNorton/status/1291799536046870532

Twitter feed video.In blatant violation of Twitter's explicitly stated policy on state media, @VOAIran published dozens of promoted tweets in one week.  Voice of America Farsi is the infowar wing of the Trump administration's "maximum pressure" policy against Iran. https://t.co/5XpG6m3Yuu
Ben Norton@BenjaminNorton

Twitter is lying to us about its policy on state media.

I made a video explaining how while Twitter claims "we don't let state-affiliated media accounts advertise," it actually allows tons of sponsored tweets from US government propaganda outlets.

The double standard is extreme

1. A lot of Iranians in food are sharing a highly problematic article from @bonappetit about saffron which is a staple of Iranian food, possibly more than any other country, even in the region. We're, understandably, upset by this piece.

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