Lebanese Hizbullah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah Calls On Supporters To Use Social Media To Defend Resistance, Counter The Enemy's Psychological Warfare

August 17, 2021

On August 11, 2021, Hassan Nasrallah, Secretary-General of Lebanese Hizbullah, warned of psychological warfare against resistance factions in Lebanon and elsewhere, stressing that there should be an effort to expose it.

Noting the impact of social media in disinformation, particularly in U.S. politics, he stated that "there are too many voices in the United States that call for restrictions on social media sites because they contribute to the spread of hatred, violence, and crime." However, he told his supporters, to "turn the threat of social media into an opportunity and take advantage of it and do not waste it."

The 60-year-old leader further stressed: "We do not claim the ability to control social media, and no political leadership can be held responsible for positions that its audience may have taken on social media." However, he noted, when events occur, he often asks his audience to wait for guidance from the leadership of Hizbullah or the scholars, because sometimes the best course of action may be to remain silent and not to respond."

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