Senate to subpoena Twitter CEO over blocking of disputed Biden articles

Senate to subpoena Twitter CEO over blocking of disputed Biden articles
Jack Dorsey, Twitter CEO (Image: YouTube screen grab via New York Times)

[Ed. – What do they plan to ask him that they expect him to answer truthfully?]

The Senate Judiciary Committee plans to issue a subpoena on Tuesday to Twitter Inc. Chief Executive Jack Dorsey after the social-media company blocked a pair of New York Post articles that made new allegations about Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, which his campaign has denied.

The subpoena would require the Twitter executive to testify on Oct. 23 before the committee, according to the Republicans who announced the hearing.

GOP lawmakers are singling out Twitter because it prevented users from posting links to the articles, which the Post said were based on email exchanges with Hunter Biden, the Democratic candidate’s son, provided by allies of President Trump. Those people in turn said they received them from a computer-repair person who found them on a laptop, according to the Post.

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The Wall Street Journal hasn’t independently verified the Post articles.

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