The Iranian government has called for legal action against Instagram after the social media platform removed posts that offered support for assassinated General Qassem Soleimani.
Journalist in Iran reports @instagram posts removed: 1st of a Quronic verse commemorating martyrs, & 2nd a photo of Soleimani.
“The only platform where we could freely express ourselves was Instagram, and now Instagram is censoring us.”Instagram is owned by Facebook.
Executives have said that they are removing the posts in compliance with US sanctions on Iran.
Instagram is one of the only Western-run platforms not banned by the state of Iran, and is used widely across the country.