One would imagine that Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey would have been ready for Senator Ted Cruz after the lashing he took last he testified before the Senate but that wasn’t the case. Senator Ted Cruz caught Dorsey in a “Catch 22.”
Cruz questioned Dorsey about voter fraud and read two statements and asked if they would likely be flagged. When Dorsey admitted both statements read by Cruz would be flagged Cruz revealed that both statements were issued by the Democrat-run Carter-Baker Commission on election reform.
Senator @tedcruz Questioning Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey About Voter Fraud@SenTedCruz reads two statements and asks Mr. Dorsey whether they would flag them. Mr. Dorsey says they would likely flag them. The statements both come from the Carter-Baker Commission on election reform. pic.twitter.com/VGL8a9LR4U
— The Columbia Bugle 🇺🇸 (@ColumbiaBugle) November 17, 2020
Those weren’t the only fireworks that took place.
During a back and forth exchange between Senator Blumenthal and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Blumenthal demanded Facebook ban Steve Bannon from the platform.
“How many times is Steve Bannon allowed to call for the murder of government officials before Facebook suspends his account?” Blumenthal asked.
“That’s not what our policies would suggest that we should do,” replied Zuckerburg.
Sen. Blumenthal: “How many times is Steve Bannon allowed to call for the murder of government officials before Facebook suspends his account?”
Zuckerberg says doing so would not be consistent with Facebook policies: “That’s not what our policies would suggest that we should do” pic.twitter.com/tDUS5QKO3y
— Bloomberg Quicktake (@Quicktake) November 17, 2020
Zuckerberg explained that Bannon’s comments did not rise to the level of terrorism or child trafficking/exploitation which would cause the social media platform.
Below are Bannon’s comments which were probably ill-advised but most people would conclude what Banon said was hyperbole.
— Frank Figliuzzi (@FrankFigliuzzi1) November 5, 2020
What’s more alarming is that a sitting United States Senator is openly calling for censorship of dissenting voices.
Written by November 17, 2020–