Tell Twitter: Suspend Accounts of Saudi Spies!
Abuse, harassment, violent attacks, illegal services: These are just a few reasons Twitter will suspend an account. We’d argue that spying on Saudi dissidents for Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS) would fall under at least one of them.
Tweets might seem like small stuff, but we can’t overstate how high the stakes are here. Just a few weeks ago, a Saudi court sentenced a 34 year-old women’s rights advocate to 34 years in prison — for a retweet.
But even after U.S. prosecutors made the case that the head of MbS’s private office, Bader al-Asaker, paid a former Twitter employee more than $300,000 to spy, he still has an active and verified Twitter account with more than 2 million followers.
It's a no-brainer that Twitter should permanently ban Asaker from its platform. Our voices are most powerful when we speak together, and that’s why we need you to join us to tell Twitter: Ban this account now.