Republicans are launching an investigation into Big Tech’s interference in the 2020 presidential election.
The House Judiciary Committee’s Republican members sent letters to the CEOs of Facebook and Twitter demanding documents related to their cover-up of the Hunter Biden laptop story, Breitbart reported.
Republicans investigating Hunter Biden cover-up
The information they requested includes any communication the companies had with the Biden campaign, the Democratic party, and members of the media concerning moves to block the New York Post’s October 2020 reporting about then-candidate Joe Biden’s involvement in his son’s business deals.
At the time, Twitter throttled the Post’s account and prevented users from sharing the “unsafe” story, which was only recently acknowledged to be factual by the New York Times and the Washington Post. The mainstream media previously dismissed the story as “Russian disinformation.”
The House Judiciary Committee Republicans asked tech moguls Mark Zuckerberg and Parag Agrawal for all relevant information dating from October 1, 2020, to the present about their platforms’ decisions to block the story, including who made the call at both companies.
“Now, with even the New York Times confirming the accuracy of the Post’s reporting, we are investigating Twitter’s actions to interfere in free and fair election-related public discourse on its platform to the benefit of President Biden and the detriment of former President Trump,” the Republicans said.
The Republicans specifically asked Twitter to explain its decision to block a House Judiciary Committee press release about the laptop. Twitter claimed the story violated a “Hacked Materials Policy,” but former CEO Jack Dorsey later admitted that wasn’t the case. For its part, Facebook claimed it saw “signals” the story was false, but the company “has never identified or explained” them, the Republicans said.
— House Judiciary GOP (@JudiciaryGOP) March 31, 2022
Free and fair?
The Republicans demanded that both companies clarify whether they reported their actions to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and accused the platforms of “knowingly and deliberately” suppressing a major scandal about then-candidate Biden to get him elected.
“This irresponsible conduct demands a thorough investigation so that we may understand how Big Tech wields its enormous power over the free flow of information to the detriment of free and fair elections,” the committee said.
The committee asked for the information by April 14.
In an election decided by the narrowest of margins in a handful of states, Big Tech’s censorship almost certainly made a difference. That is, the 2020 election was not “free and fair,” as the left vehemently insists, but manipulated to an extreme, unacceptable degree. Of course, the left has no desire to acknowledge any of this as they continue to browbeat the country about “democracy,” January 6th, and “the Big Lie.”
If Republicans win back the majority in November, they must get to the bottom of this profound scandal. Democracy — the real thing, not the left’s sham version where they get to make all of the decisions — can’t exist if a handful of oligarchs control the flow of information.