“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 super PAC silencing views to the contrary of your political beliefs?” Sen. Ted Cruz asked Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey during a Senate hearing with the top executives of tech companies.
Republicans pushed for the hearings after Twitter decided to lock the New York Post’s account, and censor the sharing of any links to the Post’s story on Hunter Biden’s laptop and his alleged business dealings across the world.
Dorsey pushed back on Cruz, saying that Twitter’s decision was related to an internal policy regarding “hacked materials.” But Cruz pointed out that Twitter allowed the sharing on a New York Times article about President Trump’s tax returns despite the materials were leaked illegally.
“You’re testifying to this committee right now that Twitter, when it silences people, when it censors people, when it blocks political speech, that has no impact on elections?”