America Congress Summons Owners Of Twitter and Facebook Because Of Censorship

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Republicans on the House Oversight and Reform Committee called for an emergency hearing before the Nov. 3 election to hold Twitter and Facebook accountable for “election interference

House Republicans blasted the social media censorship of a New York Post article damaging to Joe Biden and renewed calls for a clampdown on Big Tech

House Republicans blasted the social media censorship of a New York Post article damaging to Joe Biden and renewed calls for a clampdown on Big Tech

Meanwhile, House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy said the social media giants should no longer be afforded liability protections under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996.SENATE REPUBLICANS CALL

It is clear that section 230 in its current form is no longer working,” McCarthy said Thursday.Critics believe that Twitter, Facebook and Google should no longer be shielded as a neutral platform when they operate more like a publisher.

It is time to scrap the law and start over,” McCarthy said.

President Trump also called to “repeal section 230” in a tweet Wednesday blasting Twitter and Facebook for the “terrible” blackout of the New York Post story.

The explosive report purports to show emails from Hunter Biden linking his father to his Ukraine business dealings.

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The call for an emergency hearing in the House would need the approval of Democrats since they hold the majority. A spokesperson for the Oversight Committee’s Chairwoman, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Republicans sent a letter to her Thursday urging for a hearing.

“Big Tech’s censorship is election interference and we call on Chairwoman Maloney to hold an emergency hearing immediately in order to hold them accountable and protect the integrity of the election,” Rep. James Coner, R-Ky., and the other GOP members wrote.

In the Senate, however, Republicans have control and are already taking action.


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