The United States Senate, controlled by the Republican majority, has announced that will quote Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey for next week, for blocking a news item that accuses Hunter Biden of corruption, as the Upper House understood that the social network had used “its corporate power” to “cover up” the son of the Democratic presidential candidate, Joe Biden.
Republican Senator Ted Cruz has been blunt this Thursday in statements to the Fox network accuse Twitter of “interfering in these elections”, since it considers that the social network “censoring the press” and that supposes “a direct violation of the principles of the First Amendment”.
Cruz has thus made reference to the blockade to which an article in the newspaper ‘The New York Post’ was subjected on Wednesday by the giants Twitter and Facebook, in which the content of an email between Hunter Biden and an adviser was revealed from the Ukrainian company Burisma.
In the message, the adviser Vadym Pozharskyi thanked Hunter Biden for inviting him to a meeting with his father in Washington when he was still US vice president with Barack Obama in the White House.
Hunter Biden was a member of Burisma’s board of directors from 2014 to 2018, According to documents presented by the company in Cyprus, where it is registered, something for which the president of the United States, Donald Trump, has pressured the Ukrainian authorities to investigate possible crimes of corruption.
The two social networks have explained that the decision is motivated by their attempts to limit the dissemination of disinformation on their platforms before the elections, after learning that the content of the article was provided by the former mayor of New York and current personal lawyer of Trump, Rudy Giulani, who has previously spread discredited theories about Biden.