Breitbart reports that the Senate Judiciary Committee is preparing to subpoena Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey.
This comes after Twitter, Facebook, and Wikipedia have all, although in different ways, censored the bombshell New York Post report, which alleges that contrary to what former vice president Joe Biden has previously claimed, he was aware of his son Hunter Biden’s overseas business dealings, and, perhaps, even helped with them.
Twitter, under Dorsey, has suspended accounts disseminating the Post story, including the accounts of the New York Post, the Trump campaign, and White House press secretary, Kayleigh McEnany. Twitter has justified this by claiming that distributing the Post story is a violation of the site’s hacked materials policy.
In response, the House Judiciary Committee put the Post story on its website, which Twitter proceeded to also censor. Later, though, Twitter removed this particular censor claiming it to have been an “error.”
In response to this unprecedented censorship, the Senate Judiciary Committee is now preparing to subpoena Dorsey.
According to the Wall Street Journal, “The subpoena would require the Twitter executive to testify on Oct. 23 before the committee.” The committee is expected to vote on the subpoena on Friday.
Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Ted Cruz (R-TX), both member of the judiciary committee which Graham heads, put out statements on the matter. “This is election interference, and we are 19 days out from an election,” said Cruz.
Graham stated: “Never before have we seen active censorship of a major press publication with serious allegations of corruption of one of the two candidates for president.
It’s already having an impact
In addition to the Senate Judiciary Committee, Twitter has received massive blowback for its decision. Many have called the censorship election interference, while others have pointed out that, although the Post report isn’t allowed, Chinese and Iranian state media is.
In response, Twitter has announced that it is going to change its hacked content policy, the one that it has been using to justify censorship of the Post article.
According to Twitter’s Vijaya Gadde, “1. We will no longer remove hacked content unless it is directly shared by hackers or those acting in concert with them 2. We will label Tweets to provide context instead of blocking links from being shared on Twitter.”
Nonetheless, Fox Business reports that the Post article will remain censored “as the materials in the article still violate our rules on sharing personal private information.” Something needs to be done about this. Perhaps, getting Dorsey under oath is a good first step.