Skip to comments.Cruz: Twitter should obey sanctions, ban Iran leaders
Posted on 02/09/2020 6:10:17 PM PST by conservative98
Four US Senators, including Ted Cruz, penned a letter on February 6 to Jack Dorsey asking him to ban Iranian leadership from using Twitter as part of the US sanctions against Iran.
Republican senators led by Ted Cruz in a letter Thursday suggested Twitter may be violating U.S. sanctions by letting Iranian leaders maintain accounts, which they asked company CEO Jack Dorsey to ban.
The big picture: Twitter has become a major political target for Cruz and other Republicans, who claim the company and other Silicon Valley giants are biased against conservatives and the Trump administration.
"While the First Amendment protects the free speech rights of Americans and Twitter should not be censoring the political speech of Americans the Ayatollah enjoys zero protection from the United States Bill of Rights," the senators wrote.
Details: The White House in June announced sanctions against top officials in Iran, including Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.
The senators argue the sanctions prohibit American companies from providing goods or services to the officials, including internet-based services, and note that both have Twitter accounts. "We therefore call on you to comply with those sanctions by ceasing the provision of services to Khamenei, Zarif, and any other designated Iranian entity," the senators said. Sens. Tom Cotton, Marsha Blackburn and Marco Rubio signed the letter, which was also sent to President Donald Trump, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Attorney General Bill Barr, and the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California.
Twitter declined to comment on the letter.
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Twitter must end its services to those responsible for the murder of hundreds of Americans.
@SenTomCotton, @MarshaBlackburn, @MarcoRubio & I sent a letter to @jack calling on @Twitter to stop allowing members of the Iranian regime to propagandize on the social media platform. pic.twitter.com/HZUP7YlIcm— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) February 7, 2020
The only part of Dorsey that should ever be coming back from Africa is one thumb, so it can be identified.
Please shave Ted.
I am banned from Twitter, but Iranian theocrats who chant Death to America are not.
Please shave Ted.
That still won’t make him a natural born citizen.....
At least he will look better for an alien. :)
I kind of like the beard.
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