Senate to vote on subpoena for Twitter CEO over blocked New York Post story

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Republican leaders on Capitol Hill have announced plans for a vote next week on whether to subpoena Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey over the platform’s recent decision to limit sharing of a New York Post story about Joe Biden.“Twitter is actively blocking, right now this instant, stories from the New York Post,” Senator Ted Cruz told reporters on Thursday during a break at the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett.He added: “On Tuesday, the Judiciary Committee, the full committee, will be voting on subpoenas to subpoena Jack Dorsey to come before our committee.”Republicans have decried attempts by major social media platforms to limit sharing of the article that alleged links between former Vice President Joe Biden and his son’s business dealings, published just weeks before the November vote. Mr Biden’s campaign shot back against the claims made in the story — which has since been called into question by several reputable media outlets — as “Russian disinformation” in a statement. The New York Post story, labelled “Biden Secret Emails,” had echoes of the data dump former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton faced in 2016 when her campaign manager and the Democratic …

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