Twitter's Jack Dorsey and Facebook’s Zuckerberg WILL be forced to testify over ‘censorship’ after Dems boycott vote

THE CEOs of Twitter and Facebook will be forced to testify over claims of “censorship” after Democrats boycotted a Senate Judiciary vote.

Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg will be sent subpoenas to defend their companies over their handling of the New York Post’s story on Hunter Biden

12 Republicans on the committee voted to authorize the subpoenas against Dorsey and Zuckerberg over their censorship of The Post's publication on Biden's laptop.

Ten Democrats on the panel chose to boycott the meeting over the earlier vote on the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.

Sen. Lindsey Grahan, the committee chairman, said he hoped it would give the panel some "leverage to secure the CEOs' testimony" if they did not come and testify voluntarily. 

The tech CEOs have received heat for their handling over The Post's story and deemed it as spreading disinformation – while attempting to clamp down on the distribution of the story.

Zuckerberg and Dorsey are already set to testify before the Senate Commerce Committee next week alongside Google CEO Stundar Pichai about alleged bias and privacy matters.

The motion for the subpoena does not list a date for the testimony.

However, the subpoena asks the CEOs to testify about "any other content moderation policies, practices, or actions that may interfere with or influence elections for federal officer" as well as other recent decision to reduce distribution or block posts from their services.

The Post reported content from a computer hard drive purporting to document the Ukrainian and Chinese business activities of Biden, son of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

Twitter initially block the sharing of links to the Post's article, though it later reversed course.

Dorsey acknowledge missteps in his company's handling of the story.

"Straight blocking of URLs was wrong, and we updated our policy and enforcement to fix," Dorsey said.

"Our goal is to attempt to add context, and now we have capabilities to do that.

Facebook on the other hand said it was "reducing" the story's distribution on its platform while waiting for third-party fact-checkers to verify it.

A move the company regularly does with material that's not banned outright from it platform, though it risks spreading lies or causing harm in other ways.

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