On Wednesday, the House Oversight Committee held a hearing to investigate Twitter’s alleged suppression of conservative accounts and the Hunter Biden laptop story. Three former Twitter executives, James Baker, Vijaya Gadde, and Yoel Roth, were present at the hearing and were questioned by Republican lawmakers.
BREAKING: Rep. Donalds unleashes during Twitter hearing, suggests Twitter may have broken federal election laws by censoring the Hunter Biden story.
Lock them up.
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) February 8, 2023
One notable moment during the hearing was when Rep. Byron Donalds accused the former Twitter executives of possibly breaking federal election laws by censoring the Hunter Biden laptop story. Donalds asked Jim Baker if he thought Twitter would be in violation of federal election laws with their decision to take down the story. Baker replied that he was not going to speculate on that.
WATCH: Rep. Donalds leaves former Twitter execs literally speechless as he grills them for helping the Biden campaign pic.twitter.com/IVKnIaA6jr
— Clayton Keirns (@CKeirns) February 8, 2023
The moment left the former Twitter executives speechless as Donalds continued to grill them for potentially helping the Biden campaign. Videos of the moment quickly spread across social media, with many people praising Donalds for his questioning.
The hearing was a significant event as it highlighted the power of social media companies to censor stories and accounts they disagree with. It also raised questions about whether or not these companies should be held accountable for their actions.
The hearing also brought attention to the power of social media to shape public opinion. It showed how a single tweet or post can quickly spread across the internet, potentially influencing millions of people. It’s clear that social media companies have an immense amount of power, and it’s important that they use it responsibly.
Overall, the House Oversight Committee hearing was an important event that highlighted the power of social media companies and the potential consequences of their actions. It also raised important questions about how these companies should be held accountable for their decisions. It’s clear that social media has a huge influence on our society, and it’s important that we continue to monitor and regulate its use.
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