Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey testified at a Senate hearing that it was wrong to censor the bombshell article in the New York Post exposing corruption via Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop:
“We made a quick interpretation using no other evidence that the materials in the article were obtained through hacking, and according to our policy, we blocked them from being spread. Upon further consideration, we admitted this action was wrong and corrected it within 24 hours.”
It’s great to hear this admission from Dorsey but it’s too little too late:
According to WND, Dorsey’s admission is significant but too little too late. A poll commissioned by Media Research Center found nearly one-third of voters who chose Joe Biden were not aware of the evidence linking the former vice president to corrupt financial dealings with China through his son. Had they known, according to the survey, President Trump would have won at least 289 Electoral College votes.
Republican lawmakers argued during the hearing that Twitter should be stripped of their legal immunity from what is posted on their platforms aka Section 230.
With Section 230, platforms are not liable because they are not considered “publishers.”
Publishers are liable for what is posted.
Senator Ted Cruz spoke out against Twitter’s behavior:
.@tedcruz to Twitter: "U put up a page that says, 'Voter fraud of any kind is exceedingly rare…' That's not linking to a broader conversation, that's taking a disputed policy position & you're a publisher when you're doing that… U don't get to pretend you're not a publisher." pic.twitter.com/4lHEnzk2Aw
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) November 17, 2020