Republicans to subpoena Twitter CEO over blocking article attacking Biden

Пятница, 16 Окт, 2020

This comes after Twitter, and Facebook, both suppressed the sharing of New York Post articles that alleged that Joe Biden was less than forthright about his dealings with Ukraine energy company Burisma, upon whose board his son Hunter Saturday. But they gave few details about how they reached their decisions, sparking criticism about the lack of clarity and consistency with which they apply their rules.

Trump, who is trailing Biden in the national polls before the November 3 presidential election, tweeted: "So awful that Facebook and Twitter took down the story of "Smoking Gun" emails related to Sleepy Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, in the NYPost". "This is part of our standard process to reduce the spread of misinformation", Facebook spokesman Andy Stone told AFP.

McEnany's account has more than 1 million followers.

"The closest thing to an argument I saw from a Twitter safety thread they had put up, they said, this includes - you know, information that was unauthorized for release", Ahmari said.

Facebook has also taken action to quell the spread of the article.

Twitter said it censored the story because it violates the platform's "Hacked Materials Policy".

"While I will intentionally not link to the New York Post, I want be clear that this story is eligible to be fact-checked by Facebook's third-party fact-checking partners".

Twitter followed suit shortly after and blocked users from sharing the story. The store owner handed over material retrieved from the damaged computer including the emails and raunchy videos and pictures of Hunter Biden, to the former New York Mayor, Rudy Giuliani and Federal Bureau of Investigation.

"Facebook and Twitter are not media platforms". Both Facebook and Twitter quickly responded, reducing and restricting distribution of the piece for various policies and technical reasons.

"And so they asked me if I'd do it, and I figured what the hell, we've got a free hour on television", Trump said.

Now, she said, the company may have learned from its slow action on moderating QAnon-related content. QAnon is a conspiracy theory that baselessly claims that a Satan-worshipping cabal of Democrats and other elites operates a shadowy child sex-trafficking ring.

On Thursday evening, Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden will hold competing prime-time town halls on instead of their second presidential debate.

Republicans though were outraged by what they called partisan censorship. There is no statistical evidence to support those claims.

Biden announced the total, which includes his campaign and affiliated fundraising committees, in a video posted on his Twitter account Wednesday night. "REPEAL SECTION 230!" Trump wrote.

"So Twitter and Facebook, are acting on a case, where even the person being accused in the story, isn't really denying the core facts", he said.