As Twitter takes the unprecedented step of blocking the New York Post’s own news account. The president of the advocacy group ‘Less Government’ is speaking out about Silicon Valley’s brutal censorship of conservative voices. One America’s Richard Pollock has more from Washington.
This week, Twitter announced it will be making changes to its policies in light of the Hunter Biden scandal. The platform’s Legal, Policy, Trust and Safety leader confirmed the news in a string of tweets on Thursday.
Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) said Americans who were prevented by social media networks from sharing recent stories about Hunter Biden should be able to sue those companies.
On Thursday, President Trump slammed Big Tech companies for their alleged censorship. During his latest rally in North Carolina, the President threatened to possibly strip tech giants of their Section 230 protections.
The mission statement of social media site Twitter is to “give everyone the power to create and share ideas and information instantly without barriers.” However, when conservatives tried to share an explosive report detailing a cache of emails sent to and from Hunter Biden to his contacts in Ukraine, Twitter began erecting barriers to stop the story.
President Trump called out the Bidens after bombshell emails revealed Hunter had arranged business deals between Ukrainian officials and his father, then-Vice President Joe Biden. On Wednesday, the President voiced disgust regarding the reported misconduct of Hunter Biden.
Twitter attempted to censor the President, yet again, on Sunday by flagging a tweet in which President Trump claimed he was immune to the coronavirus. In a disclaimer, Twitter alleged the post violated its rules about misleading and potentially harmful information related to COVID-19.
President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are beginning quarantine procedures after they tested positive for COVID-19. The President made the announcement on Twitter early Friday morning, noting they will begin the recovery process immediately.