Sen. Cruz goes after Twitter for censoring New York Post Biden piece: "Behaving as a Democratic super PAC"

by Jordyn Pair · Oct 28th, 2020 3:36 pm

Last Updated Oct 28th, 2020 at 11:15 pm

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) went after Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Wednesday during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, calling the company a "Democratic super PAC."

"Mr. Dorsey, who the h--- 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?" Cruz said during the hearing.

The committee voted last week to subpoena Dorsey and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg after the companies suppressed circulation of a New York Post article featuring materials allegedly taken from Hunter Biden's laptop. Dorsey said the company originally suppressed the circulation and suspended the Post's Twitter account due to a policy that banned the publication of "hacked materials" on the platform.

"We recognized errors in that policy. We changed it within twenty-four hours," Dorsey said.

Cruz then pressed the CEO on why the Post was still reportedly locked out of its account.

"They have to log into their account, which they can do at this minute, delete the original tweet…and they can tweet the exact same material in the exact same article, and it would go through," Dorsey said.


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