House Republicans have announced they are launching a congressional investigation into Twitter’s disgraced former “censorship chief” Vijaya Gadde over her role in suppressing the Hunter Biden laptop story in the run-up to the 2020 presidential election.
Attorney Gadde was Twitter’s former head of legal, policy, and trust before new owner Elon Musk fired her in disgrace when he took over the social media company in October.
Gadde was dubbed the “censorship chief” and led the decisions to ban President Donald Trump from the platform and block the “Laptop from Hell” story to protect Joe Biden’s campaign, among other actions.
When Musk released the bombshell “Twitter Files” on Friday, Gadde’s key role in the company’s censorship efforts was further exposed.
Gadde will now be investigated by Congress once Republicans take charge of House committees in January.
“We’re tracking Vijaya Gadde’s role in the suppression of the New York Post story on Hunter Biden’s laptop,” a House Judiciary Committee spokesperson told the New York Post, the outlet that first dropped the Hunter Biden laptop story and was subsequently banned from Twitter over it.
“We absolutely plan to investigate this more. Stay tuned.”
Rep. James Comer, who will chair the House Oversight Committee said that anyone involved in the suppression of the Hunter Biden laptop story would be brought in.
“In January, when I become chairman of the House Oversight Committee, I can promise you this: every employee at Twitter that was involved in suppressing the Hunter Biden laptop story will have an opportunity to come before Congress and explain their actions to the American people,” Comer said in an interview on Fox News.
Gadde worked as a top executive until she was fired and used her position to suppress conservatives while giving violent leftists free reign.
Gadde also serves on an advisory committee for Democrat President Joe Biden’s Cybersecurity Infrastructure Security Agency at the Department of Homeland Security.
She joined the taxpayer-funded committee around one year after she censored the Hunter Biden story.
The agency said that Gadde would provide recommendations to the agency on how to better “combat misinformation and disinformation.”
In June, Gadde and her colleagues in the committee wrote a report that encouraged the government to expand its role in influencing the “information ecosystem.”
They recommended that the agency should monitor “social media platforms of all sizes, mainstream media, cable news, hyper-partisan media, talk radio, and other online resources.”