In a letter to CEO Jack Dorsey, the head of the Anti Defamation League has urged social media giant Twitter to enforce a ban on all accounts linked to Hamas and Hezbollah, which are US-designated terrorist groups.
ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt wrote in a letter addressed to Dorsey, “I write to you today to raise concerns about a gap in Twitter’s enforcement of its stated policies toward accounts linked to US-designated terrorist groups that exploit social media to incite antisemitism and deadly attacks. These accounts should be removed for representing terrorist organizations, for glorifying violence and terrorist groups, and for spreading hate speech or other harmful disinformation, all in violation of Twitter’s most basic stated policies on these issues.”
He added that even though the main accounts of the two terrorist organizations were banned by Twitter, their allied handles are still live on the platform, including Hamas’ al-Aqsa TV, which has over half a million followers. Greenblatt also explicitly mentioned three more handles including Hezbollah media outlet, al-Nour Radio, and two accounts attributed to Palestine TV.
“These Twitter accounts are expressly for the purpose of promoting stories from media outlets serving terrorist organizations that propagate horrific antisemitism on their media platforms,” Greenblatt wrote.