representative Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel Jordan Democrats blister Barr in tense audience Nadler calls on Republican members to stop ‘refusing to wear masks’ as Barr overhears Democrats accuse Barr of helping Trump distract from coronavirus (Ohio), the top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, opened his testimony at Wednesday’s hearing on competition in digital markets by accusing Big Tech of censoring conservative voices.
“I’m just going to get right to the point, Big Tech is here to get Tories,” Jordan said during his opening speech at the hearing. “It’s not a hunch, it’s not a hint, it’s a fact. “
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Big tech is trying to attract conservatives. It is time they suffered the consequences. pic.twitter.com/jfPRPL1rZ1
– Rep.Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) 29 juillet 2020
The GOP lawmaker has documented a series of instances where social media companies have removed certain content – including disinformation about the coronavirus pandemic which is contradicted by the World Health Organization – arguing that there is a active and systemic censorship.
He highlighted allegations that Google was censoring right-wing Breitbart News site and that Amazon’s Twitch had banned President TrumpDonald John Trump Biden hits Trump’s “law and order” message: he tries to “scare the devil” people Pelosi denounces Barr after his testimony: “He was like a drop” and a “henchman” for Trump Schumer: Trump Should Want COVID-19 Deal To Help GOP PLUS Election Chanceschannel of.
Trump’s account was only temporarily suspended for violating platform policies and has since been restored.
Jordan also reminded the committee that he had been pushing Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to testify at Wednesday’s hearing, although the company was not subjected to the same antitrust scrutiny as others appearing.
Ranking member of the subcommittee Jim SensenbrennerFrank (Jim) James Sensenbrenner Lobbying World House Judiciary Committee Calls On Bezos To Testify In GOP Antitrust Inquiry, Democratic Senators Call For More Help From Local Media In Relaunching Coronavirus MORE (R-Wis.) Also raised allegations of anti-Conservative bias during his opening remarks and first round of testimony.