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After Criticizing Saudi Arabia

Twitter is accused of suspending accounts that engaged in the #StopEnslavingSaudiWomen hashtag, including a self-proclaimed non-profit Saudi female empowerment organization, S.A.F.E Movement.

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The hashtag, which started to successfully trend on Tuesday, aimed to protest the treatment of women in Saudi Arabia, and quickly took off, with various verified accounts also joining in.

After reaching Twitter’s trending section, podcast host Lalo Dagach reported that the official account for the female empowerment non-profit, S.A.F.E Movement, had been suspended, allegedly in part due to “Saudi men spamming reports.”

Soon after, other accounts were reported to have been suspended for joining in with the hashtag, including S.A.F.E’s director Isaac Cohen.

The suspensions caused a huge backlash, with many people questioning whether Twitter’s links to Saudi Arabia had anything to do with the censorship.

Last year, Saudi Arabian Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud became Twitter’s second largest shareholder, owning a total of 34.9 million shares, or 5.2% of the company—2 per cent more than Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.

Dorsey also met with Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in June as part of the Prince’s New York visit, where Salman also met Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Both accounts have since been reactivated, however Twitter has yet to comment on the reasons as to why they were suspended in the first place.

Charlie Nash is a reporter for Breitbart Tech. You can follow him on Twitter @MrNashington or like his page at Facebook.

Can you imagine the limitations on our free speech will be starting on October 1rst when Obama hands our Internet over to the UN?

 

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Comments on: "Twitter Suspends Women’s Rights Group" (11)

  1. Reblogged this on .

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  2. BAN Saudi EVERYTHING.
    Then, BOYCOTT SAUDI ARABIA.
    I remember 9/11.
    TRUMP 2016

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    • aaah, I’d like to see Saudis banned from coming here. I don’t know of anything I buy that is Saudi but I’m sure there are products or they own some company. Need to find out that info.

      Indeed, 9/11

      TRUMP/PENCE 2016

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  3. Of course they did…they are libbies, and how dare anyone speak truth…why, that’s OFFENSIVE!!! Truth is Kryptonite to dims.

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    • Frank and Freeda, yes of course the women’s rights group was banned for that reason. Twitter can act like they don’t know but that is ridiculous. They never give the reason why someone gets suspended or banned.

      Twitter has 2 groups monitoring Twitter, liberals and Muslims.

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  4. High Horse Strong said:

    This just makes me livid! I get so fed up with the constant liberal bias and the mistreatment of those of us who believe in the First Amendment!

    We really live in surreal times. For crimping the free-flow ideas & opinion, people should boycott Twitter in droves and watch it go out of business!

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    • HHS, I can’t comment below your reply so I’ll do it here. I’ve not been on Twitter much lately. I’ve seen too many friends getting banned recently. They have no idea why. But if you mention Muslims, you are taking a huge risk. I’m sick of it too.

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  5. I don’t tweet and don’t plan to any time soon. Grrr.

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    • willibeaux, that is your prerogative to not tweet. I was having fun on Twitter but lately it’s gotten ridiculous. You can get banned for tweeting about Hillary. Makes me angry.

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