Statement from the Government Communications Office Regarding Recent Announcements by Twitter

14 November 2018

The Government of the State of Qatar welcomes recent announcements by Twitter to strengthen privacy considerations and the overall safety of their users.
We also welcome the steps Twitter is already taking to end the malicious misuse of its service, including taking down automated spam bots. Qatar recognizes that many of Twitter’s efforts (to remove the more than 8-10 million fake accounts a week) have helped remove some of the weaponized propaganda and hate speech spread against our nation during the current blockade.

Twitter plays a vital role in enabling individual freedoms. We hope all of Qatar’s residents and citizens abide by Twitters’ Terms of Service to protect such freedoms. Twitter is a public channel, and users should be treated with dignity and respect at all times.