Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey had a lot of explaining to do two weeks after his platform censored anyone who dared tried to share the New York Post’s story about Hunter Biden’s emails, even going so far as to suspend the Post’s account.
During Wednesday’s Senate Commerce Committee hearing Sen. Ted Cruz absolutely skewered the low-energy Dorsey in an exchange where, at one point, Cruz got fired up to the extent that he yelled a very pointed question at the 43-year-old.
“Mr. Dorsey, who the hell elected you and put you in charge of what the media are allowed to report and what the American people are allowed to hear, and why do you persist in behaving as a Democratic super PAC silencing views to the contrary of your political beliefs?” Cruz asked Dorsey.
“We’re not doing that,” Dorsey said in response. “This is why I opened this hearing with calls for more transparency. We realized we need to earn trust more, we realized that more accountability is needed to show our intentions and to show the outcomes. So I hear the concerns and acknowledge them, but we want to fix it with more transparency.”
Isn’t it funny how every time one of these social media executives gets trotted out in public to answer questions they always claim that they’re trying to move towards increased transparency? And after they make their public mea culpa, they double-down on their censorship. Simply incredible.
Cruz had been grilling Dorsey on why the New York Post’s still couldn’t — at the time of the hearing on Wednesday — use their Twitter profile, to which Dorsey kept responding that they could after they comply with Twitter’s edict to remove the original, “offending” tweet.
The problem with that is if you truly believe you’ve done nothing wrong, just on principle, why would you remove the tweet that some arbitrary entity deems a violation? I wouldn’t. Heck, I haven’t…twice.
For the full exchange between Cruz and Dorsey, where Cruz held Dorsey’s feet to the fire the entire time, watch below: