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A Senate Commerce Committee hearing Wednesday about a U.S. law that shields internet companies from liability over content posted to their platforms — predictably — mainly provided a venue for GOP members to slam the CEOs of Twitter, Facebook and Google for allegedly censoring conservative viewpoints and information.
The execs of the three tech companies — Twitter’s Jack Dorsey, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, and Google’s Sundar Pichai — appeared via teleconference before the Senate committee.
The Republican line of attack zeroed in on Twitter’s recent move to block users from tweeting a series of New York Post articles about Hunter Biden. The unverified Post stories, purportedly based on info from Rudy Giuliani harvested from a laptop abandoned in Delaware computer-repair shop, alleged that Hunter influenced his father, Joe Biden, into putting pressure on Ukraine officials to fire a prosecutor probing the energy firm for which Hunter was a board member. Another asserted Hunter tried to cut his father in on a sweetheart deal with a Chinese energy firm.
In a combative exchange with Twitter chief Jack Dorsey, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) rhetorically asked, “Mr. Dorsey, who the hell elected you and put you in charge of what the media are …
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