(FreedomJournal.org)- Democratic Senator Ed Markey made the shocking claim during a Senate hearing on Wednesday that tech companies are not doing enough to censor conservatives, as controversy erupts over Big Tech’s response to the Hunter Biden scandal. During the hearing, during which Senator Ted Cruz grilled Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey over his social media platform’s political bias, Markey said that “anti-conservative bias is not a problem.”
“The big tech business model, which profits ahead of people, is a real problem,” he said. “Anti-conservative bias is not a problem. The issue is not that the companies before us today are taking too many posts down, the issue is that they’re leaving too many dangerous posts up.”
Markey then said, without providing any evidence, that social media platforms are “amplifying harmful content” and that it is spreading “like wildfire” and “torches our democracy.”
Markey’s extreme comments came with no context, explanation, or clarification. No evidence has been presented by any Democrat that allowing conservatives to publish content on social media “torches our democracy.”
You can see Markey making the incredible comments in the video below, in what appears to be a pretty blatant attempt at flipping the script and dismissing very real anti-conservative bias as something nobody should be concerned about.
Democrat Sen. Ed Markey flipped the script at the tech hearing saying: “The issue is not that the companies before us today is that they’re taking too many posts down. The issue is that they’re leaving too many dangerous posts up.”
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) October 28, 2020
Republican Senator for Texas, Ted Cruz, said precisely the opposite. The former presidential candidate pressed Jack Dorsey to give answers to the American people about why they choose to censor conservatives, using the New York Post as an example. America’s oldest newspaper recently had its Twitter account suspended after publishing a story about Hunter Biden, the son of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.
Sen. 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?” pic.twitter.com/lrC9II2MxL
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) October 28, 2020
Dorsey claimed that Twitter chose to censor the story because they couldn’t determine where the information came from. The platform also incorrectly labeled the story from the Post as a product of “hacking.” This is not true, and the evidence shows that the emails published in the report were obtained by legal means.