Did Twitter confuse this man with the leader of ISIS?
"I would expect this kind of mistake from a lazy journalist, but I wouldn’t expect it from Twitter," Iyad El-Baghdadi said.
Iyad El-Baghdadi is an entrepreneur, writer and Arab Spring activist. (Video via Oslo Freedom Forum)
He's (obviously) not that Baghdadi.
"I’m basically the polar opposite of ISIS. Everything I speak about is basically the antidote to ISIS," El-Baghdadi said.
Twitter might have, too. It briefly suspended his account.
"They just said, ‘You violated the Twitter rule,'" El-Baghdadi said.
Twitter did not respond to Newsy's request for comment.
Its rules ban "abusive behavior" and "hateful content."
El-Baghdadi's posts were anything but.
"There are lots of actual trolls out there. I even try to report some of them and nothing happens. To the point that now I don’t even bother reporting because I don’t think anything will happen. I don’t trust the process anymore," El-Baghdadi said.
In late 2014, ISIS supporters were operating at least 46,000 Twitter accounts, according to a study by the Brookings Institution.