BREAKING: Ted Cruz Says Judiciary Committee to Subpoena Twitter CEO Dorsey Over Blocking Biden Stories
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Republicans and members of the Trump campaign were furious on Wednesday and Thursday after social media behemoths Facebook and Twitter began censoring and blocking distribution of a bombshell story indicating that Joe Biden has a much closer relationship with Ukrainian energy firm Burisma than previously revealed.
The New York Post story was based on emails contained on a MacBook Pro laptop that Hunter Biden left with a computer repair shop in Delaware but never picked back up.
Those emails are damning, to say the least. The two most explosive revelations:
-- Indicate Hunter Biden introduced his dad to a top-ranking Burisma official in the months before the company placed Hunter on the board at about 50 grand per month;
-- Indicate that the introduction came less than a year before Joe Biden demanded a quid pro quo from the president of Ukraine: Fire a top government prosecutor who was investigating Burisma for corruption or lose $1 billion in U.S. aid.
Joe Biden has said he never talked business with his son and didn’t know anything about Burisma. That doesn’t appear to be the case, based on those emails which were copied from the original laptop’s hard drive, provided to presidential lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who then gave copies to the Post.
Facebook’s communications policy guy Andy Stone, a former Democratic Party operative, immediately announced he would limit distribution of the story until it could be ‘fact checked.’
Twitter went further: Not only did the platform block access to the story, the little Stalins who run the company began locking out any user who tried to share the story – including White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany and one of President Donald Trump’s official reelection accounts.
These actions, and especially those by Twitter, have gone too far.
On Thursday, Senate Judiciary Committee member Ted Cruz (R-Texas) announced that the panel would be issuing a subpoena for Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to appear so he can explain the policy that enabled the censorship.
The Senate Judiciary Committee plans to issue a subpoena on Tuesday to Twitter Inc. Chief Executive Jack Dorsey after the social-media company blocked a pair of New York Post articles that made new allegations about Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, which his campaign has denied.
The subpoena would require the Twitter executive to testify on Oct. 23 before the committee, according to the Republicans who announced the hearing.
GOP lawmakers are singling out Twitter because it prevented users from posting links to the articles, which the Post said were based on email exchanges with Hunter Biden, the Democratic candidate’s son, provided by allies of President Trump. Those people in turn said they received them from a computer-repair person who found them on a laptop, according to the Post.
If anyone still has doubts that these social media behemoths are not completely in the tank for left-wing Democrats – like academia, the entertainment industry, the finance industry, and primary educators – then nothing will convince you.
The thing is, hearings and testimony rarely lead to any real action. Let’s hope these blatant acts, which appear to violate the terms of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, will lead to some for a change.