Skip to comments.Big Tech's censorship of Hunter Biden report is a violation of free speech: FCC commissioner
Posted on 10/17/2020 5:32:26 PM PDT by BlackFemaleArmyColonel
FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr slammed Big Tech on Thursday for censoring users who tried to share a New York Post article about Hunter Biden.
By silencing core political speech on this important story, I think Big Tech has crossed a line, Carr told "Cavuto: Coast to Coast on Thursday. For those of us in the conservative movement, weve long been talking about the need to rein in Big Tech.
I think its one of the greatest threats to individual liberty and this week was a watershed moment with the attention drawn to the censorship engaged in by Big Tech, he continued.
On Wednesday afternoon, New York Post business reporter Noah Manskar first alerted that the outlet's official Twitter account had been locked due to the Biden story being sourced from allegedly "hacked" information.
Twitter also locked several other accounts, including that of White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany and NewsBusters managing editor Curtis Houck after they shared the article. Facebook also limited the distribution of the story, claiming that they would rely on its fact-checking partners to determine its legitimacy.
The Post report, which Fox News has not independently verified, contained a purported email between Hunter Biden and an adviser to Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings, who thanked the younger Biden for "giving an opportunity" to meet then-Vice President Joe Biden.
The Biden campaign said the former vice president engaged in no wrongdoing and the alleged meeting didn't take place.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey addressed the controversy late Wednesday, calling his company's actions "unacceptable."
"Our communication around our actions on the @nypost article was not great," he tweeted. "And blocking URL sharing via tweet or DM with zero context as to why were blocking: unacceptable."
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Have any of the “Fact Checkers” contacted the computer repair shop owner?
Talk, talk, talk, then more talk.
not to mention google’s youtube purge, which is being totally ignored.
To which "Big Tech" said, "so what?"
Zilch! If The mediapukes wouldve been fair this race wouldve been over!
The author had better check with the rest of Fox News, who have already verified that the emails are indeed genuine, after contacting some of the recipients of the email.
I will never understand how their brains process...but why wouldnt Dems want to know the full truth?
Willfull ignorance explains a lot...
Breaking Up Monopolies is in order.
I guess they though Crack Whores were being defamed by comparing them to Biden????
"Partners" like Jack Dorsey and Jeff Bezos, no doubt.
Hit them where it hurts the most. Immediately invalidate the visas of all H1Bs of those working for big tech and give em and their families 30 days (I had 48 hours) to leave the USA.
Revoke Section 230 section yesterday.
Follow the money .. the Leftist lies are very profitable.
Insider political deals, Globull warming, race baiting, social program consultants, manipulated social media.
The list goes on
Leftist arent here to help others. Thats only an excuse to help themselves
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