Holding big tech accountable
Big Tech titans Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter, and Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg better lawyer up.
These enemies of free speech and a free press will be hauled in to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee to explain their brazen censorship of conservatives. The ever-growing list of those censored includes the president of the United States, his White House press secretary and the New York Post, whose account is still locked for posting a credible story about Joe Biden and his son during an election.
In light of Twitter's unprecedented and willful censorship, Jack Dorsey could also be facing charges for lying to Congress in 2018.
While testifying before the United States House Committee on Energy and Commerce he told lawmakers, "Let me be clear about one important and foundational fact: Twitter does not use political ideology to make any decisions, whether related to ranking content on our service or how we enforce our rules."
An outright lie given the overwhelming and well-documented evidence of the social network's extreme bias and disproportionate censorship against conservatives over the years. Just this week, the Media Research Center, a watchdog group, released a study that showed Twitter and Facebook have censored President Trump and his campaign 65 times. His political opponent, Joe Biden, hasn't been censored once.
Hardly impartial, wouldn't you say?
Yet, that's not what Dorsey told Congress. He said: "We believe strongly in being impartial, and we strive to enforce our rules impartially. We do not shadowban anyone based on political ideology. In fact, from a simple business perspective and to serve the public conversation, Twitter is incentivized to keep all voices on the platform."
Is that a joke?
First off, scores of conservatives, including myself, are being shadow-banned on Twitter, something I testified about in 2018 before Congress alongside other leading conservatives voices being wrongfully censored.
So, no, Twitter is not keeping "all voices on the platform" -- far from it.