By Pamela Geller
November 8, 2019
Perhaps that’s why Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is so busy silencing voices for freedom and ondiviudal rights and bending over for sharia.
TWO FORMER TWITTER EMPLOYEES AND A SAUDI NATIONAL CHARGED AS ACTING AS ILLEGAL AGENTS OF SAUDI ARABIA
By: Department of Justice, November 7, 2019
Two Former Twitter Employees and a Saudi National Charged as Acting as Illegal Agents of Saudi Arabia
Defendants Allegedly Acted as Illegal Agents of a Foreign Government by Providing Information About Twitter Users to Representatives of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
ALI ALZABARAH, AHMAD ABOUAMMO, AND AHMED ALMUTAIRI, AKA AHMED ALJBREEN, WERE CHARGED FOR THEIR RESPECTIVE ROLES IN ACCESSING PRIVATE INFORMATION IN THE ACCOUNTS OF CERTAIN TWITTER USERS AND PROVIDING THAT INFORMATION TO OFFICIALS OF THE KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA.
Abouammo was arrested in Seattle, Washington, on Nov. 5, 2019. All three defendants are charged with acting as illegal agents of a foreign government; and Abouammo also is charged with destroying, altering, or falsifying records in a federal investigation.
“Acting in the United States under the direction and control of Saudi officials, the defendants are alleged to have obtained private, identifying information about users of Twitter who were critical of the Saudi government,” said Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers. “Two of the defendants – Alzabarah and Abouammo – are former Twitter employees who violated their terms of employment to access this information in exchange for money and other benefits. Aside from being criminal, their conduct was contrary to the free speech principles on which this country was founded.”
“These charges make clear that the FBI will diligently pursue those who show a blatant disregard for the laws and democratic principles that define us as a country,” said Executive Assistant Director Jay Tabb of the FBI’s National Security Branch. “We will continue to use all of the tools at our disposal to carry out our mission. I would like to thank the men and women of the FBI’s San Francisco and Seattle Field Offices as well as the Counterintelligence Division for their tireless commitment to bring these individuals to justice.”
“The FBI will not stand by and allow foreign governments to illegally exploit private user information from U.S. companies. These individuals are charged with targeting and obtaining private data from dissidents and known critics, under the direction and control of the government of Saudi Arabia,” said FBI Special Agent in Charge John F. Bennett. “Insider threats pose a critical threat to American businesses and our national security.”