Twitter 'Suspended A User' Mistaken For ISIS Leader

An Arab activist Says his Twitter account was suspended after Twitter Administrator mistook him for ISIS Leader.  Iyad El-Baghdadi said his Twitter account was suspended for about half hour.

He has more 70,000 Twitter followers and frequently mocks ISIS.

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Twitter recently update its rule on 'Abusive Behavior and Hateful Conduct' in other to protect its users. The Company says users are not allowed threaten or promote terrorism. El-Baghdadi told BBC that Twitter said he Violated its rule but not actually specifying the offence. He accused Twitter of being racist.

He Tweeted:
"I don't think a single Arab country exists that doesn't have a family with the surname El-Baghdadi,"

He added that the company should be more transparent about why and how people are suspended.

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