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YouTube deletes two more accounts linked to Yemen’s Ansarullah

American technology company Google closes two more YouTube accounts affiliated with Yemen’s Ansarullah resistance movement without giving any prior notice. (Illustrative photo)

American multinational technology company Google has taken down two more accounts affiliated with Yemen’s Ansarullah resistance movement from its subsidiary online video-sharing platform YouTube.

According to Yemen’s Arabic-language al-Masirah television network, the tech giant took the measure on Tuesday against al-Furqan TV and Fikrah cultural and media institute.

Fikrah, in a brief statement, denounced the deletion of its YouTube account as a cruel act, stressing that the social media platform is clearly exercising double standards and does not have a reservation to block access to any post shedding light on the Yemeni crisis and the Saudi-led military onslaught against the Arab nation.

Al-Furqan TV also announced that YouTube blatantly exposed its hypocrisy with the decision and showed it is in the same league as the Saudi-led war coalition.

Ansarullah media bureau said the move falls within the framework of the enemy’s attempts to deliberately target Yemeni social media accounts.

The enemy seeks to conceal its crimes against the Yemeni nation and muffle the voice of truth and justice through such actions, it noted.

This is not the first time YouTube and other social medial platforms like Facebook and Twitter have deleted Yemeni accounts or pages without any prior notice and justification.

On July 17, YouTube “arbitrarily” blocked access to 18 channels of the media bureau of Yemen’s Operations Command Center, as well as the Ansarullah movement and its art and documentary production unit.

The suspended channels reportedly had more than 500 thousand subscribers, with over 7 thousand videos and more than 90 million views.

At the time, the media bureau of Yemen’s Operations Command Center slammed the move as an act of “intellectual terrorism,” noting that YouTube is “seeking to harness the media assets of the Saudi-led coalition of aggression to serve their colonial agendas.”

Back in late June 2021, the US Justice Department seized the website domain of the Yemeni Arabic-language al-Masirah television channel along with nearly three dozen other regional websites.

Among the sites abruptly taken offline were those of Iran’s English-language Press TV television news network, its Arabic channel al-Alam, and three websites operated by the Iraqi anti-terror Kata’ib Hezbollah group.

Saudi Arabia initiated a brutal war of aggression against Yemen in March 2015, enlisting the assistance of some of its regional allies, including the United Arab Emirates, as well as massive shipments of advanced weaponry from the US and Western Europe.

The Western governments further extended their political and logistical support to Riyadh in their failed bid to restore power in Yemen to the country’s former Saudi-installed government.

The former Yemeni government’s president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, resigned from the presidency in late 2014 and later fled to Riyadh amid a political conflict with Ansarullah. The movement has been running Yemen’s affairs in the absence of a functioning administration.

The war further led to the killing of tens of thousands of Yemenis and turned the entire nation into the scene of the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

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