Former Twitter Executives GRILLED by House Republicans over Censorship, Potential Constitutional Violations – zoohousenews.com
- February 11, 2023
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(Natural News) The Republican-led House Oversight and Accountability Committee Wednesday, Feb. 8, grilled several former Twitter executives over their possible role in censorship and First Amendment violations.
The former Twitter executives have been asked to clarify the company’s decision to limit the reach of an investigative New York Post article about the contents of Hunter Biden’s laptop just weeks before the 2020 election.
Thanks to vigorous questioning of Republican committee members, Twitter’s former chief legal officer, Vijaya Gadde, and former head of trust and safety, Yoel Roth, were forced to admit it was “wrong” and a “mistake” for the social media platform, to block access to the crucial story just before the election.
Several GOP members on the committee also accused the former executives of censoring members of Congress and violating their First Amendment right to free speech. (Related: Latest ‘Twitter Files’ Drop Proves Twitter Has SECRET BLACKLISTS of Celebrity Conservatives.)
Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert accused Twitter of censorship after her account was suspended for tweeting a joke that suggested Hillary Clinton was planning to rig the 2020 election.
“They stopped me from communicating with the American people because of a damn joke,” Boebert said. “Now who the hell do you think you are?”
“The Hunter Biden laptop story has been suppressed, a sitting member of Congress has been suppressed, a sitting President has been banned from Twitter,” Boebert added. “You know, I bet Putin is sitting in the Kremlin wishing he had as much election meddling as the four of you are here today.”
“They have abused the power of big business and big tech to censor Americans,” said Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene. “I’m so glad you’re being censored now and I’m so glad you lost your jobs. Thank god Elon Musk bought Twitter.”
Former Twitter execs may not face real consequences for their actions until Republicans retake the White House
On an episode of “The Ben Armstrong Show,” New American journalist Ben Armstrong noted that while it feels good to see these former Twitter executives being relentlessly questioned by Congress, it’s unlikely that any of them will meanwhile face real consequences for their actions. The Democratic Party controls the White House.
“I can’t tell you that these Twitter workers are facing real consequences like they should,” he said. “At least Elon Musk fired them and they are no longer employed. But will they face real consequences if they collude with the federal government and break laws and shake the constitution with our Justice Department? I don’t understand how that’s even possible.”
Armstrong pointed out that Republican congressmen can only question these Twitter executives at will, but cannot take them to court. All they can do is refer their potentially unlawful activities to the Department of Justice, which could bring charges.
But with President Joe Biden’s Democratic administration currently controlling the American executive branch, the Justice Department is unlikely to do what it should. “Our Justice Department will let her go because our Justice Department agrees to crush and destroy the Constitution.”
Learn more about social media censorship at Censorship.news.
Watch this episode of The Ben Armstrong Show as Ben Armstrong explains in detail what happened during the first hearing with the former Twitter executives.
This video is from The New American channel on Brighteon.com.
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