Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee announced they would launch an investigation into the Facebook and Twitter suppression of news stories about Hunter Biden’s laptop in October 2020 just before the presidential election.
The New York Post broke the story of the laptop, which contained incriminating information about Hunter’s foreign business dealings, before the election, but Facebook and Twitter added warnings to it and refused to allow it to be disseminated because media figures and experts said at the time it was Russian disinformation.
“Big Tech, Big Democrat Party, and Big Media all colluded to keep critical information from the American people in the run-up to the most important election we have, the presidential election, so we’re launching an investigation,” ranking Member Jim Jordan (R-OH) said Thursday on Fox Business.
Recent reports authenticated the emails and other information on the laptop, which has revived the debate about whether social media platforms have the right to decide which information to publish.
The committee requested documents and communications from the time period when the story was suppressed.
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