Twitter tested the powers of Congress by censoring the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee website for sharing a link to the NY Post’s bombshell article about Hunter Biden.
Senator Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) shared a link to the NY Post article on Twitter, and practically dared Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to block the link.
Dorsey took the challenge by blocking or hiding the link from Twitter users.
An outraged Cruz threatened to issue a subpoena to Dorsey to testify before the judiciary committee next Friday.
Twitter also suspended the Twitter pages of White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany AND the NY Post’s official Twitter account.
Censoring political speech is what you’d expect in countries like China, North Korea, or Iran — NOT America.
This should scare every single American who values free and open discourse. Do NOT let Big Tech silence YOU??#TwitterCensorship
— Kayleigh McEnany (@PressSec) October 15, 2020
In a video posted on the judiciary committee website, Cruz said Twitter’s censorship “has no precedence in the history of democracy.”
“Never before have we seen active censorship of a major press publication,” said Cruz. He noted that the NY Post has the 4th largest circulation of any newspaper in the United States.
“Twitter and Facebook and big tech billionaires don’t get to censor political speech and actively interfere in the election,” he said.