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Old 01-13-2020, 06:14 PM
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"President Trump's message in Farsi.... most liked Persian tweet in history of Twitter"


I saw that Ivanka Trump posted this, and somebody responded "Twitter is banned in Iran", implying that this is another false claim by Trump.

This article from the (Washington Examiner) supports her claim, but doesn't say anything about Twitter being banned in Iran.

My apologies if all things political should go in Great Debates, but I figured that there is a factual answer.
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Old 01-13-2020, 06:27 PM
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It appears it is. Wikipedia link.
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Old 01-14-2020, 09:58 AM
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It might still be the "most liked Persian tweet in history"; that claim just wouldn't mean much. It just means that it had a lot of non-Iranians liking it, when most tweets in Farsi don't have much of an audience. Doubtless, many of the people who liked it don't even know Farsi, and liked it just because it came from Trump.
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Old 01-14-2020, 10:39 PM
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Not all Farsi speakers are in Iran.
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Old 01-15-2020, 02:42 AM
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Likes are for sale. They signify almost nothing.

This is standard MAGAt vote brigading.
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Old 01-15-2020, 09:56 AM
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And I believe residents of any country can (theoretically) access the twitter via a VPN
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Old 01-15-2020, 01:06 PM
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McD's is the world's most popular food chain. Does that make their crap edible?

Tramp's xlated twit is the most popular Farsi twit ever. Does that make it real?

I recall a slogan from way back: "Eat shit, pigs! 200 million flies can't be wrong!"

You are what you consume. I don't consume that stuff - and I'm not deprived.
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Old 01-17-2020, 11:12 PM
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This is standard MAGAt vote brigading.
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road_lobo, political jabs are not permitted in General Questions. I'm making this a note rather than a warning since I don't recall you doing this before, but don't do it again.

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Old 01-17-2020, 11:14 PM
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Tramp's xlated twit is the most popular Farsi twit ever. Does that make it real?
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On the other hand, you've been repeatedly noted and warned for political potshots in General Questions. Without the "Tramp" this could have been a note rather than a warning. Your posting privileges will be under discussion.

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