Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) said he hopes the U.S. Senate, will use its power to subpoena Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckenberg for censoring Joe and his son Hunter Biden’s story of corruption as published by the New York Post.
During an interview on Thursday, Oct. 22, on “Fox & Friends,” Jordan linked the decision by social networking platforms to restrict the circulation of content published by the New York Post to the possibility that it may be true.
“Frankly, the other big question—let’s just be honest—is Twitter going to continue to censor The New York Post?” the representative questioned. “Are they going to continue to block people from getting access to this information?” Breitbart News reported.
“So let’s hope that Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg and these folks, that they are subpoenaed now by the United States Senate,” Jordan added.
Jordan, in addition to questioning the censorship imposed by the platforms, questioned the fact that they deny Americans the opportunity to know “critical information” about a candidate who is running for the nation’s top office.
“Why are you preventing the American people from getting information about that just 12 days before this election?” Jordan asked.
The Republican National Committee (RNC) filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) claiming that the censorship by large technology companies represents an “illegal corporate in-kind political contribution” to Joe Biden’s campaign.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), said, “Giant multibillion-dollar corporations are making multibillion-dollar contributions to support [Democratic presidential nominee Joe] Biden. … It is at a scale never before seen in our election.”
“People tweet about that all the time, but when it comes to Joe Biden, Twitter has decided that they are using their multibillion-dollar monopoly power to try to silence all discussion and keep the voters ignorant.”
According to Fox Business, the Senate Judiciary Committee gave its approval on Thursday for the CEO of Facebook as well as the CEO of Twitter to give testimony regarding their express content moderation policies.
The subpoenas received the approval of 12 Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee. The motion was introduced by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S..C).
The session in which Dorsey, Zuckenberg, and also the CEO of Google, Sundar Pichai, will have to testify about bias, misinformation, and privacy, is scheduled for Oct. 28.