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Senate’s Murphy Wants Security Review of Saudi Investment in Twitter

  • Senator says Saudi investment ‘clear national security issue’
  • Request doesn’t automatically trigger review by panel

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Democratic Senator Chris Murphy said Saudi Arabian backing for Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter Inc. should be scrutinized by a government panel that reviews national security risks from foreign investments in the US.

“We should be concerned that the Saudis, who have a clear interest in repressing political speech and impacting U.S. politics, are now the second-largest owner of a major social media platform,” Murphy said in a tweet Monday on the social media platform. “There is a clear national security issue at stake and Cfius should do a review.”

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Senate’s Murphy Wants Security Review of Saudi Investment in Twitter