The Hill reports that seven House Republicans, along with Christians United For Israel, have called on Twitter to ban terrorist groups like Hamas, Hezbollah, and Somailia’s al-Shabbab.
Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) (R-Texas) has spearheaded an effort to get the FBI to demand Twitter shut down the terrorist groups’ accounts. Poe wrote to the Hill:
Allowing foreign terrorist organizations like Hamas to operate on Twitter is enabling the enemy. 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.
Meanwhile, Christians United for Israel started a petition calling for Twitter to ban Hamas.
The FBI only responded that the FBI “will respond to members of Congress directly. Our response is being considered internally.”