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Iranian leader asks what problem is with anti-Semitic tweets

WASHINGTON — Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei had a few things to say about Wednesday’s big tech hearings in Congress — bizarrely asking why anyone took issue with his Holocaust denial tweets.

Earlier Wednesday, Twitter chief Jack Dorsey was grilled by senators over his platform’s refusal to remove tweets from Iran’s Supreme Leader calling for the extermination of the Jewish people — while at the same time censoring The Post’s reporting on Hunter Biden’s overseas business dealings.

“The next question to ask is: why is it a crime to raise doubts about the Holocaust? Why should anyone who writes about such doubts be imprisoned while insulting the Prophet (pbuh) is allowed?” the leader of the rogue regime asked in a tweet.

The 81-year-old dictator is a prominent user of Twitter, frequently spreading Jew-hate on the platform to his 836,000 followers — including calling Israel a “cancerous growth” to be “uprooted and destroyed” — without any retribution.

In July, The Post revealed that the Silicon Valley giant rebuffed a request from the Israeli government to remove Khamenei’s tweets, claiming they qualified as “comments on current affairs.”

Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) pointed out the hypocrisy of Twitter executives at Wednesday’s hearing, asking Dorsey if Twitter considered that “misinformation.”

“Somebody who denied the Holocaust is not misinformation,” Dorsey said.

More than six million Jews — around two-thirds of Europe’s Jewish population — were mass murdered by the Nazi regime during World War II.

Twitter created a political maelstrom earlier this month when it took the unprecedented step of preventing its users from sharing The Post’s reporting on the Biden family’s overseas business dealings — even locking the accounts of users like White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany.

Dorsey, Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg were hauled before lawmakers on Wednesday as part of a probe into Section 230, a federal law that protects the tech giants from being held liable for the content their users post and how they moderate it.

President Trump in May signed an executive order aiming to curtail their legal liability protections after Twitter began slapping fact check labels on the commander-in-chief’s tweets.

Read More at NYPost

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