Some House Republicans are urging the FBI to shut down Hamas-related Twitter accounts because some are being used for terrorism, The Hill reports .
Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas), who co-authored a letter to the FBI in September with six other Republican colleagues, resumed his call for taking down the accounts following Hamas attacks on Israel.
“Allowing foreign terrorist organizations like Hamas to operate on Twitter is enabling the enemy,” Poe said in an e-mailed statement to The Hill. “Failure to block access arms them with the ability to freely spread their violent propaganda and mobilize in their War on Israel.
“Anti-American foreign terrorist groups around the world are doing the same thing every day. The FBI and Twitter must recognize sooner rather than later that social media is a tool for the terrorists.”
The lawmakers say the FBI has an obligation to stop U.S.-designated terror groups from using social media to spread messages that assist terrorism.
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