Companies like Facebook and Google have become ‘arms of the Democratic Party’, says Kevin McCarthy
The Republican Party must be prepared to investigate some of the biggest tech companies in the United States, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said in response to newly released documents showing how Twitter suppressed information harmful to Joe Biden in 2020.
McCarthy said Saturday that the incoming Republican majority “Will get answers for the American people” on Twitter’s efforts to “silence the truth about Hunter Biden’s laptop days before the 2020 presidential election.” That will happen when the GOP regains control of the House of Representatives in January, McCarthy pointed out.
Documents released Friday by new Twitter CEO Elon Musk showed a top-down effort by the platform’s top officials to suppress the circulation of a New York Post article alleging Joe Biden participated in numerous payment programs to play with his son’s overseas. business contacts while he was Vice President of the United States. Twitter has banned sharing links to the story, even in private messages.
Facebook also moved to censor Hunter Biden’s story, with CEO Mark Zuckerberg later saying he had been charged by the FBI.
Appearing on Fox News on Sunday, McCarthy called on the GOP to look beyond Twitter.
“Now we have to start looking at Facebook, Google. These have now become weapons of the Democratic Party, weapons of the Biden administration,” he said. The future president also called for an investigation into dozens of former intelligence officials who falsely claimed the Hunter Biden story had “all the classic hallmarks of a Russian information operation.”
“[The Democrats] also used the intelligence community to lie to the American public. Should these people keep their permissions? Should these people still be allowed to have information? » He asked.
“They used every weapon not only of the government, but they had taken over businesses to lie to the American public,” McCarthy continued. “This is just the beginning. All of this will be blocked.”
The CEOs of Facebook, Twitter and Google have all been summoned to Capitol Hill for hearings before, with Democrats questioning tech bosses over their efforts to stamp out so-called “disinformation.” Republicans accuse them of unfairly censoring conservative content, and members of both parties are slamming the companies for allegedly violating antitrust laws.
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