Top Republicans on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee want answers on why Twitter temporarily banned the New York Post in October 2020 for sharing the very real, now-finally-accepted-by-the-
GOP members have a message for the Twits: don’t shred anything.
“This suppression of information on Twitter occurred during a critical time in the vetting process of presidential candidates and may have influenced the electoral process. The American people have a right to know the policies and decision-makers responsible for suppressing certain views and information on Twitter,” Ranking Member James Comer (R-KY) wrote Wednesday to Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal in a letter obtained exclusively by the Daily Caller.
During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing that followed one month after the Post’s ban, then-Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey testified that they had made a mistake censoring the story.
“We recognize it as a mistake that we made, both in terms of the intention of the policy and also the enforcement action of not allowing people to share it publicly or privately,” he testified.
“We know Hunter Biden is a walking ethical and national security nightmare. The President’s son’s laptop is only the tip of the iceberg and even Twitter knows it. Big Tech’s decision-makers and their policies shouldn’t be hiding behind closed doors. The American people have a right to know who is responsible for censoring credible stories and the preservation of Twitter’s decision-making processes will help determine whether Big Tech is attempting to influence our electoral process,” Comer told the Daily Caller.
Now, Rep. Comer is demanding Twitter produce all documents pertaining to the Hunter Biden laptop incident, including anything from former employees. The committee wants everything from January 1st, 2020 onward.
“We write to request that you preserve all documents and communications in Twitter’s custody referring or relating to the October 2020 New York Post article about Hunter Biden’s laptop, which Twitter initially prevented from being posted or shared on its platform. This suppression of information on Twitter occurred during a critical time in the vetting process of presidential candidates and may have influenced the electoral process. The American people have a right to know the policies and decisionmakers responsible for suppressing certain views and information on Twitter,” Comer says in the letter. He also remiss Twitter that the committee has the right to investigate “any matter” at “any time.”
There’s no matter bigger than this and no time like the present.