Sen. Ted Cruz letter to Twitter CEO: Blocking sharing of New York Post article "an obvious and transparent attempt" to influence election

by Laura Mize · Oct 15th, 2020 12:12 pm

Last Updated Oct 16th, 2020 at 1:29 am

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) sent a letter Wednesday to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, calling the social media giant's censorship of a New York Post piece about Hunter Biden "an obvious and transparent attempt by Twitter to influence the upcoming Presidential election."

The New York Post article Cruz referenced reported on an email indicating Hunter Biden introduced his father, Joe Biden, to a Ukrainian businessman while the elder Biden was vice president of the United States. Twitter prevented users from sharing the article Wednesday, as well as blocked the New York Post's Twitter account.

Cruz wrote to Dorsey that the emails described in the article, if "authentic ... would demonstrate definitively that now-candidate Biden lied when he said in 2016 that he had 'never spoken to [his] son about his overseas business dealings.'"

Cruz also wrote that the company recognizes "its incredible ability to influence public dialogue by promoting some stories while suppressing others, and it has plainly decided that the American people should not be seeing or discussing this particular story, which could significantly influence voters' views of candidate Biden."

Cruz's letter posed questions to Dorsey about the company's media censorship decisions, whether certain other media coverage has been censored, and whether the company has communicated with the Biden campaign about the New York Post article. Cruz asked Dorsey to submit answers to the Subcommittee on the Constitution.


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