Twitter’s now-proven shadow banning of conservatives continues to have the social media giant in hot water. Now House GOP boss Kevin McCarthy wants to haul Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey before Congress to explain himself and why his company cannot seem to get their act together and be, shall we say, ‘fair and balanced’. While the FBI is busy hunting for Big Foot, the other real political collusion — aside from the FBI and DNC — is Facebook and Twitter’s inability to manage an apolitical platform that favors neither party. Our money is on fines and regulations from Congress should the GOP hold onto control.
Here’s more from The Daily Caller…
Republican House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California wants Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to testify before Congress for allegations the company is shadow banning conservatives.
Shadow banning is the use of algorithms to make content or accounts — in this case, prominent conservative users — more difficult or, in extreme cases, impossible to search for without outright deleting it. Twitter has come under serious public scrutiny lately after several reports show Republicans and other conservative members of Congress did not show up in drop-down search results.
“Any solution to this problem must start with accountability from companies like Twitter, whose platforms have enormous potential to impact the national conversation — and unfortunately, enormous potential for abuse,” McCarthy said, Axios reported Thursday.
“In particular, I would like to request a hearing with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey so that the American people can learn more about the filtering and censorship practices on his platform,” McCarthy added.