Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) sent out a letter on Friday to the Justice and Treasury departments urging them to launch a criminal investigation into Twitter regarding allegations it violated U.S. sanctions against Iran, Axios reported.
Cruz’s request comes as the social media giant is being attacked by Donald Trump, who was fact-checked by Twitter for lying about mail-in voting.
Cruz wants to look into whether the platform allowing Iranian leaders to maintain accounts on its service is a violation of U.S. sanctions.
“I believe that the primary goal of (the International Emergency Economic Powers Act) and sanctions law should be to change the behavior of designated individuals and regimes, not American companies,” Cruz wrote in his letter.”But when a company willfully and openly violates the law after receiving formal notice that it is unlawfully supporting designated individuals, the federal government should take action.”
Read the full report over at Axios.