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Meta removes Facebook and Instagram accounts of Iran's Supreme Leader

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Meta has disabled the Facebook and Instagram accounts of a prominent political figure. The removal was prompted by repeated violations of Meta’s policy against dangerous organizations and individuals. The policy prohibits the presence of individuals or organizations that promote violence, support terrorism, or represent designated terrorist groups. The figure in question has been accused of arming designated terrorist organizations and has faced pressure to cease promoting them. The reasons behind the removal were not specified. The figure had a substantial following on Instagram before the accounts were disabled. In related news, Microsoft recently disclosed cyber-attacks launched by Iranian actors, aimed at supporting a specific cause and undermining certain countries. Iran has denied involvement in a particular attack. Microsoft warned of an increasing threat from Iranian cyber and influence operations.