Senate Judiciary Committee to vote on subpoenaing Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey

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Can Trump shut down, regulate social media companies? Not unilaterally President Donald Trump is threatening social media companies with new regulation or even closure after Twitter added fact checks to two of his tweets.WASHINGTON (AP) – Republican lawmakers on Thursday announced plans to subpoena Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey for alleged platform censorship over the social media company’s move to ban its users from sharing links to a New York Post article about Democratic candidate Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden.  Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said it was imperative that Dorsey “come before this committee and the American people, and explain why Twitter is abusing their corporate power to silence the press and to cover up allegations of corruption.” Dorsey acknowledged on Twitter on Wednesday night that the company should have provided more context and information about its actions.“Twitter is interfering in this election,” Cruz said in an interview with FOX News posted to his Twitter account. “Right now Jack Dorsey is just behaving as Joe Biden’s press secretary.”  The New York Post story focused on the relationship between Hunter Biden and Ukrainian gas company Burisma.RELATED: FCC …

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