For all their talk of “neutral platforms,” the Big Shots at Big Tech — Twitter, Facebook and Google — are running a protection racket. They figure they can dictate what Americans get to see and read, and what other media companies must do to reach the public via those platforms.
It’s a clear threat to a healthy democracy — and Congress has noticed. On Wednesday, the Senate launched a hearing to investigate “Big Tech’s bad behavior.”
Center-stage: Twitter’s strong-arm tactics to censor The Post ever since we began reporting on Hunter Biden’s emails. First, it froze our account and banned our stories; then, amid a public backlash, it agreed to unfreeze us — but only if we deleted our original tweets.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey sounded like every mob enforcer and shakedown artist in history: Nice paper you got there, New York Post. Shame, should something happen to it. He knows full well media outlets depend on social media, and Google search algorithms, to help readers access our reporting.
Sen. Ted Cruz wasn’t fooled: “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?” he thundered. “Why do you persist in behaving as a Democratic super PAC, silencing views to the contrary of your political beliefs?”
Dorsey tried to claim it was all a mistake that had been fixed, but The Post account remained locked, even as he spoke.
“Can the New York Post post on their Twitter account?” Cruz asked.
“If they go into their account …,” squirmed Dorsey, before Cruz cut him off.
“No, is your answer to that,” fumed Cruz, “unless they genuflect and agree with your dictates.”
Biden needs all the help he can get. His only chance, and that of the Democrats, is through lies, fraud and censorship. Totalitarian.
Ok this thing crashed Oct 8th
Weather balloon? The planet Venus? Solidified swamp gas.
Saying this is an extraterrestrial vehicle could get Curts account locked out, so we wont go there.
I’d advise the guy with the cell phone to avoid any green blobs he may find.