Mother Teresa not hateful type: Senator Cruz calls out social media on comment they banned

Mother Teresa not hateful type: Senator Cruz calls out social media on comment they banned

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[Washington Examiner] Facebook and Twitter executives were left speechless during a hearing before the Senate Judiciary subcommittee Wednesday when Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, brought out a previously blocked tweet with a quote from Mother Teresa and asked if it was considered hate speech.

VIDEO: [MRCTV] Cruz asks media executive is Mother Teresa quote on abortion is defined as hate speech. [April 10, 2019]


“It’s not just political, it’s also ideological,” Cruz said. “There have been multiple instances of, in particular pro-life groups, being disfavored. For example, here is a tweet that says that ‘abortion is profoundly anti-women’ and it’s a quote from Mother Teresa and this tweet was blocked. Now it’s fairly remarkable that Mother Teresa is now deemed hate speech. Do either of you agree with the proposition that Mother Teresa is issuing hate speech?”

Cruz’s question left Carlos Monje Jr. and Neil Potts, who work as public policy directors for Twitter and Facebook respectively, silent for 12 seconds before Monje Jr. spoke up to inform Cruz that, currently, the account, which belongs to the Susan B. Anthony List president Marjorie Dannenfelser, was in good standing as an advertiser with Twitter. However, Cruz quickly responded telling Monje Jr. that he was “very good at not answering questions.” When asked again, Monje Jr. did not answer yes or no, instead insisting that every tweet has context behind it.

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