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How Iran Became the New Battle Line Between Conservatives and Twitter

Jun 16, 2020 - Politico

Ted Cruz wants to punish the social media giant for hosting sanctioned officials. The consequences for free speech are considerable.

In the latest salvo in the conservative war against Twitter, Senator Ted Cruz is calling for a criminal investigation into the social media platform for violating U.S. sanctions on Iran. Cruz does not argue that Twitter sold prohibited goods to Iran or somehow helped the Iranian government gain access to the international financial system. Nor does he contend...