Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) put Twitter on the spot.
During Wednesday’s Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing on technological censorship, Cruz pressed Twitter and Facebook executives on examples of censorship of conservatives on their platforms.
“Here is a tweet that says, ‘Abortion is profoundly anti-women’ – it’s a quote from Mother Teresa and this tweet was blocked. 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?”
Silence filled the room.
“Is this hate speech?”
Twitter representative Carlos Monje, Jr. then decided to attempt to answer. You can watch it above - here’s a hint – he didn’t say “no”.