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Twitter Said It Restricted Palestinian Writer’s Account by Accident | Vice

On Tuesday Twitter temporarily restricted the account of Palestinian-American writer Mariam Barghouti, who was on the ground in the West Bank reporting on protests against the expulsion of Palestinians from their homes in Sheikh Jarrah in East Jerusalem.

“We took enforcement action on the account you referenced in error. That has since been reversed,” a Twitter spokesperson told Motherboard in an email.

During the temporary restriction, Barghouti’s bio and several of her recent tweets were replaced with the message “@MariamBarghouti’s account is temporarily unavailable because it violates the Twitter Media Policy.”

Barghouti told Motherboard in a Twitter direct message that Twitter asked her to delete some of her tweets.

“To be frank I’m not sure which tweets, I was at a demonstration being chased by Israeli military jeeps along with hundreds of Palestinians near Ramallah,” she told Motherboard.

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