Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on ‘Foreign Influence Operations and Their Use of Social Media Platforms’ on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

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UPDATED 12:55 PM PT – Thursday, October 15, 2020

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has announced he is planning to subpoena Twitter’s CEO over the social media site’s blocking of recent New York Post articles. During a break in the Supreme Court nomination hearings, Cruz stated Twitter is actively blocking stories regarding Hunter Biden and allegations the Biden family received money from China.

He called the blocks “unprecedented election interference” and said the Judiciary Committee wants to know what’s going on.

On Tuesday, the committee will vote on whether or not to subpoena Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey for testimony, which would be scheduled for October 23rd.

“Twitter, Facebook and Big Tech billionaires don’t get to censor political speech and actively interfere in the election,” stated Cruz. “That’s what they’re doing right now.”

On Wednesday, Dorsey acknowledged blocking the first New York Post article with zero context was “unacceptable.”

Sen. Michael Lee, R-Utah, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, stand together during a break in the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Ken Cedeno/Pool via AP)

Twitter, however, continues to block sharing of Biden related articles. The social media site suspended “Team Trump” on Thursday after the campaign account referred to the New York Post article in a video.

The tweet also stated “Biden is a liar who has been ripping off our country for years.” According to Twitter, the Trump campaign’s post violated site policy by sharing private information without the Bidens’ consent.

The Biden campaign has stated the New York Post did not confer with Biden on critical elements of the story.

Trump campaign officials have said the suspension of their account was an act of election interference. They reiterated the election is only 19 days away.

White House Press Secretary Kaleigh McEnany’s personal account was also suspended for linking the same New York Post article in one of her posts.

This time, instead of citing privacy concerns, Twitter stated the post contained hacked information.

FILE – In this Feb. 8, 2018, file photo, the logo for Twitter is displayed above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Meanwhile, more GOP senators have also called out Twitter and other social media sites. They alleged the tech giants are censoring information on Hunter Biden, despite flashing the Russia investigation into the Trump campaign in 2016.

“We believe in a free press in this country, and we also believe in free elections,” said Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) “The attempt to rig an election, which is what we’re seeing here by monopolies, is unprecedented in American history.”

 

In the meantime, the Democrat candidate has claimed he did not know about his son’s dealing with other countries during his time as vice president.

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