Big Tech: Facebook, Twitter, Google facing scrutiny over blocking, censoring Trump, conservatives

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EASTON — The CEOs of Twitter, Facebook and Google will be on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, Oct. 21, to testify before the Senate Commerce Committee over online censorship of a New York Post story on Hunter Biden and the suspension and banning of some conservative accounts including many associated with QAnon.Concerns about ‘Big Tech’ extend to the Eastern Shore and Delmarva Peninsula where Trump supporters and conservatives contend Twitter, Facebook, Google and YouTube are restricting and censoring them.“It is completely unacceptable for Facebook and Twitter to block the sharing of information between Americans. Their brazen attempt to affect the outcome of this election should not be tolerated by any fair-minded American,” said U.S. Rep. Andy Harris, R-Md.-1st.Harris is a conservative and supports President Donald Trump.Trump, White Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany and other conservatives have had some of their social media posts flagged or removed by Twitter and Facebook. Twitter restricted users from sharing the New York Post story on Hunter Biden’s foreign business deals and their relations to Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, his father.Other conservatives say Twitter’s moves are part of a pattern of political and cultural biases from powerful, Silicon …

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