EXCLUSIVE: Top Oversight Republican Demands Twitter Preserve Communications About Hunter Biden’s Laptop
The top Republican on the House
Oversight and Government Reform Committee is demanding that Twitter preserve all communications related to its October 2020 decision to ban a New York Post story based on materials from Hunter Biden’s laptop.
The New York Post published a story
on Oct. 14, 2020, reporting a meeting between Hunter Biden, a top Burisma Energy executive, and Joe Biden based off of emails from Hunter Biden’s laptop. Twitter locked
the New York Post out of its account and refused to reinstate the outlet unless it deleted tweets promoting the story. The social media giant cited its hacked materials policy, despite no proof that the laptop was hacked by any entity.
“This suppression of information on Twitter occurred during a critical time in the vetting process of presidential candidates and may have influenced the electoral process. The American people have a right to know the policies and decision-makers responsible for suppressing certain views and information on Twitter,” Ranking Member James Comer of Kentucky wrote Wednesday to Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal in a letter obtained exclusively by the Daily Caller.
Republicans are directing Twitter to preserve all communications related to its banning a New York Post story based on materials from Hunter Biden's laptop.