House Representatives Ken Buck and Jim Jordan made a request to Twitter for “an accounting of all content moderation decisions” made by the social media company over the past year. The two Republican congressmen also asked for documentation on the decisions to apply ‘fact checks’ on former President Trump’s posts.
The letter sent to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said, “Big Tech, especially Twitter, Inc., is engaged in systematic viewpoint-based discrimination. In the unfortunate phenomenon of ‘cancel culture,’ Twitter plays a leading role in silencing and censoring political speech of conservative Americans.”
The letter notes that Twitter suppressed news from the NY Post unfavorable to Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden.
“In recent months, Twitter throttled the dissemination of a mainstream newspaper article critical of then-candidate Joe Biden’s son and later took the unprecedented step of de-platforming the sitting President of the United States. If Twitter can do this to the President of the United States, it can do it to any American for any reason.”
In July of last year, Twitter failed to provide the requested documents to then-Ranking Member of the House Oversight Committee Jordan about the “size, competitiveness, and role of social media companies.”
The congressmen gave Twitter a deadline of 5:00 pm on March 18 to deliver the requested information.