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Senate subpoenas Facebook, Twitter CEOs over handling of Post’s Hunter Biden story

Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey are being called to Capitol Hill to answer for their companies’ censorship the New York Post’s expose on the Biden familly’s foreign business dealings.

Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday authorized subpoenas for the Facebook and Twitter CEOs after accusing them of engaging in “suppression and/or censorship” of The Post’s reporting.

The Post earlier this month reported on an email to Hunter Biden from an adviser to the board of Burisma thanking him for the “opportunity” to meet his father. At the time, Hunter Biden served on the board and his father was vice president.

Twitter has refused to unlock The Post’s account unless the news organization deletes tweets about its own reporting. Facebook, meanwhile, suppressed the story in users’ news feeds.

Sen. Ted Cruz last week railed against “big tech billionaires drunk on their own power,” and called Facebook and Twitter’s behavior a “brazen attempt to manipulate the election outcome.”

With their Senate majority, Republicans control the committee, and there is little Democrats can do to prevent the hearing from taking place.

Facebook declined to comment on Thursday. Representatives for Twitter did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Shares of Facebook were down 0.4 percent Thursday morning, while Twitter was trading down 2.2 percent.


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