It seems Twitter’s ability to give the voiceless a voice is a becoming a real problem and could land in it some trouble if a few Republicans have their way, reports the New York Times.
Texas Congressman Ted Poe, along with six unnamed Republicans, has sent a letter to the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) demanding that Twitter ban tweet from Hamas and Hezbollah, as they are on the State Department’s list of terrorist organizations.
“Allowing foreign terrorist organizations like Hamas to operate on Twitter is enabling the enemy,” Poe said in his email. “Failure to block access arms them with the ability to freely spread their violent propaganda and mobilize in their war on Israel.”
Poe’s demands are based on the United States laws that says that any person or group that offers material support such as monetary contribution, weapons and other tangible aid, which includes “service” and “expert advice or assistance” to terrorist groups is considered to be working with said group.