Lindsey going for the throat, boooooy!
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., is considering subpoenaing social media executives over their platforms’ role in suppressing news about the alleged emails involving former Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter.
The committee staff is currently working with Facebook and Twitter to have Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey, the companies’ respective CEOs, appear before the committee on Oct. 22.
“If an agreement for voluntary testimony is not reached, the committee will vote on authorizing the subpoenas at a date to be determined,” a committee press release reads.
The release included a draft motion for the Oct. 22 hearing. In addition to the CEOs testimonies, it would call for “any other content-moderation policies, practices, or actions that may interfere with or influence elections for federal office” as well as “any other recent determinations to temporarily reduce distribution of material pending fact-checker review and/or block and mark material as potentially unsafe.”
A spokesperson for Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, who also sits on the committee, told Fox News the senator expected both companies to testify. “Sen. Cruz has been working with Chairman Graham and expects both Twitter and Facebook to testify before the Judiciary Committee before Election Day,” the spokesperson said.
Graham’s latest move comes amid widespread accusations that social media platforms favor Democrats in the way they regulate the distribution of certain content. Both platforms have denied acting out of political bias.
The idea that Russians allegedly posting advertisements on social media is “election meddling,” but the social media companies themselves actively suppressing news two weeks before an election is “private company can do anything they want and it’s freedom” is beyond absurd.
I’m trying to think of something more absurd than that.
The only thing I can think of that is more absurd is that Lindsey Graham is going to do something about it.
These people have had three years since the Daily Stormer was banned to do something about the total control these companies have. They’ve done nothing.
They’re not going to start now, I can tell you that.