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Twitter ‘confuses’ Iyad El-Baghdadi with Islamic State leader

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Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 03:58 GMT, Jan 2, 2016 |
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An Arab Spring activist says his Twitter account was suspended after administrators mistook him for the leader of the so-called Islamic State.

Iyad El-Baghdadi said his account was suspended for about half an hour.

Mr El-Baghdadi had been misidentified as IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in Indonesian newspaper Republika and the New York Post.

He has more than 70,000 Twitter followers and frequently mocks IS. Twitter has made no comment.