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Iran: Facebook deletes Press TV page

January 12, 2021

Iran's state media Press TV wrote on Twitter that Facebook has deleted its main page "without any warning or explanation."

Press TV's Twitter page
Press TV's Twitter pageImage: twitter.com/PressTV

Iranian state media said Tuesday it had been removed from Facebook.

Press TV wrote on Twitter about the move, saying Facebook deleted their page "without any warning or explanation."

The Press TV Facebook page had close to "4 million followers" prior to its removal.

The move came amid increasing tensions between Iran and the US, but it is unclear what prompted the social media giant to delete Press TV's page.

Suspending state-media accounts

In June last year, Facebook labeled Iran's Press TV, Russia's Sputnik, and China's Xinhua news agency as "state-media," saying it would later block them from running advertisements in the US.

In 2018, Facebook targeted hundreds of accounts tied to Iran and Russia under the pretext of fighting "misinformation" campaigns.