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News ID: 51332
Publish Date: 10:43 - 11 April 2021
Sunday, 11 April 2021_The BBC Persian has provoked a furious backlash on social media after shutting down the comment sections of all of its many Instagram posts about Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, who passed away on Friday morning.

BBC Persian censors comments on Prince Philip, provokes immediate backlash onlineSocial media users protested the network’s censoring of people’s voices when it comes to British royalty while at the same time championing free speech to unleash constant attacks against top independent world leaders, including those of Iran.

“BBC Persian has closed the comment sections of all these 6 posts because Iranian peasants should not be allowed to speak on British Royalty,” wrote a Twitter user.

BBC Persian has closed the comment sections of all these 6 posts because Iranian peasants should not be allowed to speak on British Royalty. pic.twitter.com/GDFe02HC9S

— Zahra Shafei
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