House Majority Leader McCarthy Demands Jack Dorsey Publicly Testify on Twitter Shadowbans
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey
On Thursday, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy sent a letter to the Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, Greg Walden demanding Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey be called in to publicly testify on Twitter’s shadowbanning of conservatives.
“Any solution to this problem must start with accountability from companies like Twitter, whose platforms have enormous potential to impact the national conversation — and unfortunately, enormous potential for abuse,” McCarthy said in the letter to House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden. “In particular, I would like to request a hearing with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey so that the American people can learn more about the filtering and censorship practices on his platform.”
- “Even well-intentioned algorithms can have unintended consequences. I look forward to welcoming Mr. Dorsey to testify before the Energy and Commerce Committee at a date and time to be agreed upon,” said Walden in a statement. A committee source said that a formal invitation to the company would be forthcoming.
- Twitter declined to comment.
- Dorsey is already planning to testify to the Senate Intelligence Committee in September, a source told Axioslast month, at a hearing on disinformation and elections.
Last week, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) filed a complaint against Twitter with the Federal Election Commission after it was revealed that his own account was being shadowbanned by Twitter.
Rep. Gaetz argued earlier this week that he believes that Twitter may have illegally donated to the campaigns of his opponents by prejudicing against his content and limiting his social media visibility. An investigation from the far-left Vice Magazine found that only conservatives users were being subjected to the Twitter search limiting that impacted Gaetz.
“The evidence is piling up that I am being treated differently on Twitter than people on the political Left and I don’t like that because I enjoy the Twitter platform, I enjoy the engagement, I enjoy the candor,” Representative Gaetz told the Daily Caller prior to filing his complaint. “I would think that having won my election with 69 percent of the vote to serve in the Congress that the marketplace of ideas could accommodate my views.”
“So I believe that Twitter may have illegally donated to the campaigns of my opponents by prejudicing against my content,” he added.
Twitter is also censoring prominent pro-Trump accounts including: Mike Cernovich, Jack Posobiec, Paul Joseph Watson, TGP’s Jim Hoft, TGP’s Cassandra Fairbanks, TGP’s Cristina Laila, TGP’s Lucian Wintrich and Laura Loomer among others.
Twitter released an Orwellian statement denying they shadowban by narrowly defining what shadowbanning really is.
Then Twitter actually admitted they do shadowban users by blocking tweets from accounts users choose to follow from showing up in their feeds. ‘You have to go directly to their profile to see their posts,’ Twitter admitted in their blog post.