August 6, 2020
U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Issued the following statement after Twitter began to label Chinese Communist Party and Kremlin propaganda outlets as "state-affiliated media."
"Earlier this year, I urged Twitter to throw the Chinese Communist Party's propagandists off Twitter. Today, Twitter is taking an important step to label Beijing’s state-run propaganda accounts. Let's be really clear about what these communist hacks are doing: they keep their own citizens in the dark about the Party’s abuses by banning Twitter at home while they use the platform to spread lies around the world."
In March, Senator Sasse and Congressman Mike Gallagher (R-WI) publicly urged Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to ban CCP accounts that spread propaganda.