WASHINGTON, DC – Did Jack Dorsey sit in front of the Senate, under oath and lie? It certainly looks that way.
Executives from Twitter, Google and Facebook all appeared before the United States Senate this week, and they faced a completely different line of questioning from the members of the Senate Commerce Committee.
The Democrats applauded the efforts of the “Big Tech” platforms for limiting, and in some case freezing, the reach of the New York Times story about alleged corruption by the Biden family.
They appeared to call for even more censorship of any information shared on social media or searched on Google that could paint members of their party in any negative light.
The tone of the Republican members was markedly different. While they all had their different approaches to the conversations, none sums up the sentiment better than a single question asked by Texas Senator Ted Cruz.
“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 news to the contrary of your political beliefs?”
Dorsey, sitting behind a computer screen, on what appears to be a park bench somewhere in California, finally responded.
“We’re not doing that. And this is why I opened, um, this hearing with calls for more transparency. We realize we need to earn trust more. We realize that more accountability is needed to show our intentions.”
While that was the question that summed up the attitude of conservatives across the nation, it was not the one that Dorsey was caught lying about.
In a strange set of responses surrounding the now infamous New York Post tweet with the article exposing the alleged corruption of Joe and Hunter Biden, Dorsey lied about Twitter user’s ability to share the link to that article.
Jack Dorsey of Twitter just told Senator Cruz that anyone could now share the NY Post’s bombshell stories on Twitter.
Dorsey is lying.
Twitter is STILL blocking the URL for the NY Post story about the Biden’s foreign corruption & China dealings. pic.twitter.com/1jiJWwhZCt
— Abigail Marone 🇺🇸 (@abigailmarone) October 28, 2020
As witnessed in the tweet above, Twitter was still actively blocking that link from being shared on its platform.
If you pause it and read the message that pops up, it states:
“Your Tweet could not be sent because this link had been identified by Twitter or our partners as being potentially harmful.”
Abigail posted that moments after Dorsey testified that they had changed their policy and the link was clear to be posted.
After detailing how the New York Post piece was only flagged for 24 hours and they changed their policy the very next day. Dorsey then continued to respond to Cruz’s line of questioning in a rather odd way.
Cruz asked him of they were not censoring the media, was the New York Post able to tweet. Keep in mind that the Post has been locked out of Twitter since the 14th of October.
Dorsey said they could, if they were to log in and delete the offending post. He then said that they would be able to repost it since they have changed their policy.
@twitter @jack We're a little confused. You are requiring the @nypost to delete the original post because it violates your policies, but will allow them to put it right back up, because it doesn't violate your policies?
Seems somewhat counterproductive, no?@SenTedCruz
— (C)OpEd (@LetOped) October 28, 2020
Cruz also asked him if he thought Twitter had the ability to influence elections. Dorsey said, “no.”
Without skipping a beat, Cruz then asked, “if you don’t think you have the power to influence elections, why do you block anything?”
CRUZ: "Does Twitter have the ability to influence elections?"
CRUZ: "If you don't think you have the power to influence elections, why do you block anything?" pic.twitter.com/6N21uxDvjw
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) October 28, 2020
Turns out that Senator Cruz wasn’t the only Republican calling Dorsey on the carpet.
Florida Senator Rick Scott highlighted tweets from the heads of state from Iran and Venezuela, and from the Chinese government that amounted to threats against the United States or its own people. Why were those not taken down?
Dorsey said that while the platform does monitor heads of state and government officials, they believed that those violent calls to action and terrorism were nothing more than saber-rattling.
The phrase that Dorsey used is defined as talk or action that indicates the use or threat of use of military force.
So, I guess what Dorsey is saying is that Iran and other terror-supporting regimes are allowed to spew vile “death to America” comments on Twitter, cause, I man, it is only saber-rattling. Just so long as no one tweets stuff about the Biden’s right before the election, everyone else can kind of do what they want.
But it isn’t just Twitter that is doing what it can to limit the reach of the Hunter-Gate stories. Keep reading to see our coverage on Google and their search engine results on that very topic.
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strong>MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – Americans want more information about the allegations of corruption surrounding former the Vice President and current democratic presidential contender Joe Biden.
According to Google trends, there has been spike in the search for “Joe Biden corruption” between October 4 and October 24, and they’re still surging, though at a lower rate, today.
The chart, labeled “interest over time,” dates back to November 3, 2019.
The recent surge in searches directly correlates with the timeline of also recent bombshell reports on Biden and his family, as documents revealed his alleged ties to Burisma, the Ukrainian company which formerly employed Hunter Biden. The even more recent scandal surrounding the Biden family links Hunter Biden to a Chinese energy firm.
Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon tweeted about the connection Tuesday from an account tied to his podcast. He posted:
“#HUNTERBIDEN AUDIO: “I have a NYT reporter calling about my representation of Patrick Ho– the f***ing spy chief of #China who started the co my partner, who is worth $323B, founded” PROOF #BidenCrimeSyndicate works for #CCP Intel TODAY- 5+ HRS of audio…”
TODAY- 5+ HRS of audio…https://t.co/NjLk90C7Ox
— Steve Bannon’s War Room (@WarRoomPandemic) October 27, 2020
Searches show that voters are desperate for information related to the younger Biden too, as election day nears.
Former Attorney General of Nevada, Adam Paul Laxalt, tweeted:
“Google Trends listed “Hunter Biden emails” and “Hunter Biden” as the twelfth and fourteenth most-related search queries when people ask about changing their votes!” Can’t change in NV but many voters left. Vote accordingly! @realDonaldTrump“
“Google Trends listed "Hunter Biden emails" and "Hunter Biden" as the twelfth and fourteenth most-related search queries when people ask about changing their votes!” Can’t change in NV but many voters left. Vote accordingly! @realDonaldTrump https://t.co/tGDS7QsIBe
— Adam Paul Laxalt (@AdamLaxalt) October 28, 2020
While Google has not directly linked the headline grabbing corruption accusations to the uptick in searches, the timing coincides.
The search engine company does, however, break down where the searches are geographically located. The data shows the most interest in Delaware and the least interest in Maryland.
The high level of interest comes despite the fact that Google allegedly fails to display search suggestions or autofill phrases like “Joe Biden corruption” and “Joe Biden Burisma,” according to Breitbart.
It is reportedly the same stunt that the tech giant pulled in 2016 when it failed to display negative search suggestions about then presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
Instead of auto-filling searches from “Joe Biden cor-” to “Joe Biden corruption,” which is notably popular right now, the search auto fills to “Joe Biden corvette.”
Reports say, when users type in “Joe Biden corr-” there is no autofill suggestion at all. The same appears to be happening for searches for “Joe Biden Burisma.”
Breitbart reported that, unlike Google, competing search engines Bing, Yahoo and DuckDuckGo all feature search terms containing the word “corruption” in their top suggestions.
On social media, there has been substantial backlash making it apparent that Google has not been able to pull a fast one on its users.
Chief Creative Officer for Turning Point USA, Benny Johnson, tweeted:
https://twitter.com/bennyjohnson/status/1321269014543454210 Richard Grenell, the former acting director of national intelligence for the Trump White House tweeted:
“Make no mistake, the public sees the Hunter Biden and Joe Biden family corruption story. The DC media lost control over the public awhile ago. This story is now about WHO is trying to hide it.”
Make no mistake, the public sees the Hunter Biden and Joe Biden family corruption story.
The DC media lost control over the public awhile ago.
This story is now about WHO is trying to hide it.
— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) October 28, 2020
The whole scandal is no deviation from what has been status quo this election season, as many critics have pointed to the lack of coverage on the Biden family’s corruption allegations in the mainstream media.
Constitutional law attorney Jenna Ellis tweeted on Tuesday:
“The same political party that impeached President Donald Trump over a phone call about Joe Biden’s foreign corruption is now telling you to blatantly ignore Joe Biden’s foreign corruption. This is insane.”
The same political party that impeached President Donald Trump over a phone call about Joe Biden’s foreign corruption is now telling you to blatantly ignore Joe Biden’s foreign corruption.
This is insane.
— Jenna Ellis (@JennaEllisEsq) October 28, 2020
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