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Saturday, 17 June 2017

Al-Jazeera’s Twitter account suspended

 
 Broadcasting channel Al-Jazeera said the Twitter account of one of its main Arabic-language channel had been suspended on Saturday.

Yasser Abuhilalah, managing director of Al-Jazeera Arabic, confirmed the suspension on social media.




“The main Al-Jazeera Twitter account has been suspended, and work is ongoing to solve the problem,” Abuhilalah tweeted.

“Other secondary accounts remain active. Disruption (by others) will not stop because the truth terrifies them. We’ll be back.”

In another tweet, he said that no other “channel in the world… faces the same amount of conspiracy”.

The television channel has long been a target for criticism by other Middle East countries, with Al-Jazeera banned on several occasions.

There has been speculation that its closure could help end the diplomatic crisis which erupted last month between Qatar and its neighbours in the Gulf over Doha’s alleged support of extremists.

Earlier this month, Al-Jazeera said it was combatting a large-scale cyber attack.




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