Twitter Removes Tweet Against Salman Rushdie, Citing 'Threats of Violence'

Twitter removed a tweet from an account that reportedly belongs to Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei for appearing to call for the execution of noted novelist Salman Rushdie. A Twitter spokesperson said: “It's against our rules to make specific threats of violence or wish for the serious physical harm, death, or disease of an individual or group of people."