Friday, October 16, 2020

Twitter CEO Subpoenaed For Censoring Biden Corruption Story

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Yesterday Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans said they will hold a hearing Tuesday to compel Twitter's CEO to testify regarding his censoring of the New York Post story revealing that VP Joe did in fact know what his son Hunter was doing.

And what Twitter, Facebook, and other social media platforms are doing---censoring--- is illegal under their favorable status from Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which is a legal shield for sites that only host third-party content. 

Christians and conservatives--Be informed, not misled.

Lawmakers reaction to big tech's censorship.

"This is election interference and we're 19 days out from an election. It has no precedent in the history of democracy. The Senate Judiciary Committee wants to know what the *expletive* is going on," says Sen. Ted Cruz in the hallway outside the Amy Coney Barrett hearings.

But it's not about Amy. It's about Joe. And his media/big tech allies.

Cruz continued

"Chairman Lindsay Graham and I have discussed this at length and the committee today will be noticing a markup on Tuesday to issue a subpoena to Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter, to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee next Friday."

Sen. Josh Hawley, also on the Judiciary Committee, agrees and says "the most powerful monopolies in American history are attempting to control the news and interfere in a federal election."

As I wrote here yesterday and talked about on the radio, the New York Post published a story revealing that Joe Biden did in fact know what son Hunter was doing and the whole shady deal is laid out in the email on Hunter's laptop. Including messages of appreciation to Hunter for arranging meetings with foreign leaders, who then hired Hunter---in the case of Ukraine---to sit on the board of the corrupt Burisma energy company for $83,000 per month.

Sen. Hawley said about the explosive story, 

"This is not some random blog. This is the newspaper founded by Alexander Hamilton, for heaven's sake. What's really at stake here is a free press in this country."

The New York Post is also the fifth most-read newspaper in the United States. 

What can the Senators do to stop the election interference and censorship by big tech?

In June President Trump issued an executive order aimed at revoking a law that protects Facebook and Twitter from being sued for what their users post.

The protective shield is known as Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. The law, signed in 1996, allows social media companies to provide a forum for users without being held liable for what they post.

Essentially the difference is that news media, in general, is not shielded from lawsuits stemming from the content or opinions they broadcast or publish. Internet companies---Facebook, Twitter, etc, are not because they are---supposedly---only an information platform not a publisher. That's the theory.

And it has given rise to the biggest information monopolies in the world. And therein lies the problem.

The tech guys that founded and run these companies are all mega-wealthy and far-left in their personal beliefs. 

When Trump signed the order last June, the tech industry reacted, claiming that Trump was trying to "kill" the industry, etc.

Fortune Magazine came to their defense with a feature article explaining "how" Trump's executive order to look into the tech companies' abuse of their favored status, was an infringement on free speech.

But their favored status is now allowing them to also be speech police. And to advance their personal bias, and suppress the views they don't agree with through suppressing distribution of the information, or simply now, as in the case of Biden's corruption, censor it completely---possibly affecting the outcome of a federal election. 

I personally think there will eventually be some action taken to bring the tech giants into line. They want it all; legal protection while they reshape the culture, and influence a presidential election with no liability.

Sen. Lindsay Graham said yesterday, "You may be a Democrat saying, 'I don't want to hear the New York Post.' It could be you tomorrow."

He noted, "They never blocked all the allegations about Russian collusion and Trump and every other idea that Trump had done something bad---nobody blocked that."

Are the tech companies rigging the election in plain sight?

Wikipedia was calling the New York Post an "unreliable" source yesterday. Nobody believes that except the far-Left who hate the truth and Trump, and those who are misled by Wikipedia because they're uninformed.

It isn't encouraging to learn that this censorship comes just weeks after executives from both Facebook and Twitter have joined the Biden transition team.

Twitter Public Policy Director Carlos Monje has left the social media company to join Biden's transition team. Monje's specific role has not been made clear yet and Biden's team has refused to discuss it with the press.

He will probably serve in some capacity having to do with Biden's infrastructure policy team. He's worked for Hillary Clinton and Obama in the past.

Jessica Hertz, a top Facebook executive, has left Facebook and joined the Biden team to become general counsel to oversee ethical issues.

Interestingly, the move came as Biden's candidacy has been struggling with Facebook to have posts by President Trump censored on the platform.


God is in control. Humanity is broken, sinful, and in need of a Savior. That's why Christ came to save us from our sin and corruption.

Daniel Webster was the most effective Senator to ever serve in our US Senate---a statue of Webster in our Capitol commemorates his contribution to our country.

He was born in 1782 and served in what could be considered a second-generation from our Founders, but he fully understood that our beloved country was a gift from God.

He told his generation to: 

"Hold on my fiends, to the Constitution and to the Republic for which it stands. Miracles do not cluster, and what has happened once in 6000 years, may not happen again. Hold on to the Constitution, for if  the American Constitution should fail, there will be anarchy throughout the world."

"The hand that destroys the Constitution rends our Union asunder forever."

Then he said this:

"If we abide by the principles taught in the Bible, we and our country will go on prospering, but if we and our posterity neglect its instruction and authority, no man can tell how sudden  a catastrophe may overwhelm us and bury all our glory in profound obscurity."

"Sudden catastrophe" is knocking on our door. 

Pray for our country. And pray for the President.

Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Vigilant. Be Prayerful. VOTE.