Senate hearings today featured the three titans of tech—Twitter’s Jack Dorsey, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, and Alphabet’s Sundar Pichai—as they answered questions about tech censorship. It was a relatively mundane event considering the implications on the election as Democrats continuously called it an election stunt while Republicans received non-answers to most of their questions.
But one particular answer stood out because of its lack of truth. When asked by Senator Ted Cruz about the infamous NY Post article Twitter censored, Dorsey said anyone could share it. This, it turns out, is a lie.
Nothing like lying under oath https://t.co/Jp7monfPNs
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) October 28, 2020
The Senator is correct. While many users are able to share the post, others are still getting blocked, as can be seen in the Twitter video above. Moreover, the NY Post Twitter account is still limited after two full weeks. This is censorship. It’s election interference as well. As Ted Cruz pointed out, what Dorsey said today should land him in real trouble.
18 USC 1621 makes it a felony to lie under oath to the Senate. https://t.co/BDHRB8CEzy
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) October 28, 2020
These hearings are fine fodder for the politically minded, but they do nothing in reality. Section 230 needs to be scrapped and replaced by something that ensures censorship is relegated to the illegal and not the ideological.
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