Sen. Ted Cruz grilled Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey today on their censoring and suppressing the New York Post’s reporting on Hunter Biden’s alleged influence peddling.
“Mr. Dorsey, who the hell elected you and put you in charge of what the media are allowed to report and what the American people are allowed to hear? And why do you persist in behaving as a Democratic superpac, silencing views to the contrary of your political beliefs?” Cruz asked.
Cruz asked why the Post was still locked out of their account, and Dorsey said that the Post, a 200 year old outlet with the 4th largest circulation in the country, could have their account back if they delete their original posts sharing their stories.
Dorsey said that the reason the Post’s stories were suppressed was because Twitter didn’t know where the information the Post reported came from. He said that they had included screenshots, which, if they came from a hacked source, would be against the terms of service.
“We found that the New York Post, because it showed the direct materials, screen shots of the direct materials, it was unclear how those were obtained. That it fell under this policy,” Dorsey said. Read more…