Twitter accepts paid ad promoting female genital mutilation

Twitter has been slammed after a tweet promoting female genital mutilation (FGM) on children was viewed more than 30,000 times.

A Muslim group calling itself Dawoodi Bohra Women for Religious Freedom posted a tweet last week justifying ‘khafz’ – or female circumcision – on young girls.

The tweet featured a video of group member Arwa Sohangpurwala saying: ‘My daughters have also undergone khafz, and they’re growing up as perfectly as other children of their age.

‘As a mother, I can never do anything to harm them.’

Despite FGM being illegal in the UK, with a penalty of up to 14 years, the group paid Twitter to ‘promote’ the tweet, so it showed up on the timelines of users who didn’t even follow their account.

Twitter users immediately slammed the controversial ad.

via Twitter accepts paid ad promoting female genital mutilation

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