Social media platforms should be a place where people are free to express themselves and that information should be flowing freely without a speech police deciding what speech if any we should see or read.
Last week, Twitter CEO JACK DORSEY decided to block links to a New York Post story about Hunter Biden and Joe Biden involvement in the Ukraine, though Dorsey reversed his decision to block the links, Senate Republicans
in the Judiciary want Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to explain their decision to block the news links. Sen. Ted Cruz and other Republican members of the committee are accusing the social media platform of interfering with the election three weeks before the election.
For many years Republicans and other conservative groups have accused the social media platforms (Twitter and Facebook) of bias against conservative views. The genesis of the discontent started with Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump’s former strategist and co-founder of Breitbart News. Bannon has long been skeptical of Silicon Valley and warned that social media companies were out to silence conservative views.
Social media platform have received complaints from both sides of the aisle. Democrats worry and complained that the platforms don’t do enough to stop the spread of misinformation. Dorsey and Zuckerberg, along with Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai, are scheduled to testify before the Senate Commerce Committee on Oct. 28, 2020.