The release of the so-called “Twitter Files” has increased scrutiny around accusations of anti-conservative censorship. The increased attention foreshadows an anti-tech agenda a GOP-led House will likely adopt.
Weeks away from Republicans leading key House Committees, the party has already mapped out a plan to call in ex-Twitter employees to discuss the company’s moderation practices following the release of the four-part “Twitter Files” series.
Republicans intend to use the information revealed in the “Twitter Files” threads to bolster their accusations that the social media site favors Democrats. The effort comes despite the threads showing an extensive back-and-forth among employees before making high-profile decisions, with very little evidence of Democratic influence.
According to reporting by The Hill, Republican Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), the ranking member of the Judiciary Committee, described the “Twitter Files” as a “misinformation operation,” highlighting that a GOP-Led House would be looking into it.
The journalist who released the first thread in the “Twitter Files” series, Matt Taibbi, expressed that there wasn’t any evidence pointing to Democrats intervening in Twitter’s suppression of the Hunter Biden Laptop exposé.
Despite Taibbi’s doubts, Jordan noted that the information revealed in the threat was enough to warrant a Congressional investigation.
Jordan highlighted that while there wouldn’t be an email from FBI agent “Elvis Chan to [then-Twitter CEO] Jack Dorsey” directing him to remove “the whole story,” it was likely that the decision to take the story down was influenced by continued communication.
He added that influencing the decision to remove the story was also the Twitter team’s left-leaning political stance.