Wednesday morning, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) grilled Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey over the censorship of a story released by the NY Post on Hunter Biden’s purported laptop.
Dorsey says “Our team made a fast decision, the enforcement action however of blocked urls both in tweets and in dm, direct messages, we believe was incorrect and we changed it, within 24 hours.”
Cruz fired back “The NY Post is still blocked from tweeting, 2 weeks later”
Dorsey said “Yes, they need to log in to their account which they can do at this minute, delete the original tweet which fell under our original enforcement actions and they can tweet the exact same material, the same article and it would got through.”
Cruz then said “So Mr. Dorsey, your ability is you have the power to force a media outlet, let’s be clear, the NY Post is not just some random guy tweeting, the NY Post has the 4th highest circulation of any newspaper in America, the NY Post is 200 years old, the NY Post was founded by Alexander Hamilton and your position is, that you can sit on Silicon Valley and demand that the media, that you can tell them what stories that they can publish and you can tell the American people what reporting they can hear, is that right?”
Cruz later asks “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?”