(RepublicanPress.org) – Twitter continues its long-standing practice of attempting to throttle the voice of conservatives by engaging in potentially unlawful censorship on their platform. However, this time it appears Republicans may get the best of the tech giant.
During the week of October 12, Twitter went on an apparent rampage after the New York Post published a series of alleged “smoking gun” email communications between Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, and business associates in Ukraine and China.
For years, questions have plagued the Biden family over alleged influence-peddling by the younger Biden during his father’s tenure as vice president of the United States.
Twitter started by throttling the reach of posts linking to the article and deleting several posts by leading Republicans and President Donald Trump’s administration members.
For instance, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany reported that Twitter locked her account until she removed a tweet sharing one of the New York Post articles. Twitter administrators “essentially have me at gunpoint,” she stated.
Republicans Push Back
Twitter also censored a link to an article from the Republican members of the House Judiciary Committee. However, as you can see in the tweet below, they managed to share the information on Twitter by posting the article elsewhere.
Twitter censored our last link! So, we put the article on @Jim_Jordan's website.
Nice try, @jack. But, we won't stop.
Click, share, and RT!https://t.co/DwJTdvqbUB
— House Judiciary GOP (@JudiciaryGOP) October 15, 2020
In a rare reversal, Twitter announced policy updates on the matter on October 15. But, that could be far too little far too late. Later that same day, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) announced a vote next week would take place on issuing a subpoena to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to appear and explain his platform’s rationale for censoring the posts.
Additionally, President Donald Trump is threatening executive action to strip social media giants like Facebook and Twitter of the immunity they currently enjoy against legal actions for the management of content on their platforms.
With the national elections less than three weeks away, it’s high time social media quit throttling voters’ access to information on their sites.
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