Jan. 18, 2021

Iraq files complaints against Facebook, Twitter over PMU suspensions

Iraq/Politics

The story: On Jan. 14, Iraq filed an official complaint against Facebook and Twitter through its National Communications and Media Commission(CMC). The move comes against the backdrop of the suspension of accounts and pages affiliated with the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU). The CMC called for the ban to be reconsidered, stating, "The PMU is an official Iraqi institution, and should be respected as such. Twitter and Facebook should respect freedom of speech."

The coverage: The story was widely reported by Iraqi media outlets, which mainly settled for publishing the content of the complaint letter and attaching a scanned image of it...

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