Former Twitter executives were called to testify before the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday morning regarding their efforts to censor information on the social media platform.
As Slay News reported, former Chief Legal Officer Vijaya Gadde, former Deputy General Counsel James Baker, and former Global Head of Trust and Safety Yoel Roth were called to explain their decisions to censor people and content on the social media platform.
The three execs were ousted from Twitter after it was taken over by new owner Elon Musk in late October.
Musk immediately fired Gadde and Roth left shortly after.
Baker, a former top FBI official, was fired by Musk when he was caught sabotaging the internal communications used to publish the bombshell “Twitter Files” installments.
Wednesday’s House Oversight Committee hearing was called to investigate the role the federal government played, specifically the FBI, with regard to censorship of the Hunter Biden laptop story.
In the days leading up to the 2020 election, Twitter blocked the initial report on the laptop by the New York Post and any other related posts.
Gadde, Baker, and Roth were grilled by lawmakers during the hearing.
Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) told the former top executives they may be arrested for interfering with the 2020 presidential election.
“The bottom line is that the FBI had the Biden Crime Family laptop for a year,” Higgins asserted.
“They knew it was leaking. They knew it would hurt the Biden family.
“So the FBI used its relationship with Twitter to suppress criminal evidence from being revealed about Joe Biden one month before the 2020 election.
“You, ladies and gentlemen interfered with the United States of America 2020 presidential election!
“Knowingly and willingly!”
“That’s the bad news!” he continued.
“It’s gonna get worse!
“Because this is the investigation part!
“Later comes the arrest part, your attorneys are familiar with that.”
“I’d like to spend five hours with these ladies and gentlemen doing depositions surely yet to come,” the congressman added.
Here comes the BOOMS!@RepClayHiggins warns the Twitter employees that their depositions and arrests will soon be waiting for them. 🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/XQpbEubpk7
— Woke Societies (@wokesocieties) February 8, 2023
Elsewhere during the hearing, Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) blasted the former executives for also working to suppress information regarding Covid.
Mace highlighted the censorship efforts that Elon Musk’s releases of the “Twitter Files” have exposed.
She drew attention to Twitter’s suppression of leading medical experts who were censored and smeared by the platform.
“I along with many Americans have long-term effects from Covid,” Mae declared.
“Not only was I a long-hauler, but I have effects from the vaccine.
She continued, “It wasn’t the first shot but it was the second shot.
“I have now developed asthma that has never gone away since I had the second shot.
“I have tremors in my left hand.
“And I have the occasional heart pains that no doctor can explain.
“And I’ve had a battery of tests.”
“I find it extremely alarming Twitter’s suppression spread into medical fields,” Mace told the former execs.
“You’re not a doctor, right?” Mace directly asked Gadde.
“What makes you think you or anyone else at Twitter have the medical expertise to censor actual, accurate CDC data?” she followed up when Gadde stated that she’s not a doctor.
Gadde unconvincingly claimed she was “not familiar with these particular situations.”
“Yeah, I’m sure you’re not,” Mace shot back.
Twitter censored doctors from Stanford and Harvard for sharing truthful information about COVID-19.@RepNancyMace calls out former Twitter employees for larping as medical experts and silencing views that don't fit with the mainstream narrative. pic.twitter.com/AK0J35ha0O
— Oversight Committee (@GOPoversight) February 8, 2023
Republican Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) slammed the execs and told them they “got played by the FBI” over the Hunter Biden laptop.
Jordan forced Roth to admit that the New York Post report didn’t violate any Twitter policies in his opinion, but was censored anyway, as Slay News reported.
“This to me is the real takeaway: 51 former intelligence officials, five days after you guys take down the Hunter Biden story and block the New York Post’s account, five days later, 51 former intel officials send a letter and they say, ‘the Hunter Biden story has all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation.’
“The information operation was run on you guys, and then by extension then run on the American people.
“And that’s the concern.”
Twitter got played by the FBI. pic.twitter.com/78O2fbzWK9
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) February 8, 2023
Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) annihilated the execs as she shredded them like naught schoolchildren.
Boebert blasted former Twitter executives for shadow-banning people they disagree with on the platform before asking: “Who the hell do you think you are?!”
The congresswoman also asked the execs if they had shadow-banned her own account.
“I can reach out to Elon and to his staff, and I can see what’s happened, and I can sit here today and hold you all in account,” Boebert concluded.
“I am angry for the millions of Americans who were silenced because of your decisions, because of your actions, because of your collusion with the federal government.
“They can’t reach out to Elon.
“They can’t sit here today and hold you in account.”
Rep. @laurenboebert wipes the floor with Yoel Roth: "You silenced me from communicating with the American people over a fricken' joke. Who the hell do you think you are?" pic.twitter.com/46UmTRV7RC
— Media Research Center (@theMRC) February 8, 2023
Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) highlighted Tweets made by Roth in the past calling Republicans “Nazis.”
Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) dropped the hammer over the company’s clear bias and divisive double standards.
Greene told Roth “You permanently banned my Twitter account but you allowed child porn all over Twitter.”
.@RepMTG to Yoel Roth: "You permanently banned my Twitter account but you allowed child porn all over Twitter." pic.twitter.com/kshgUbXD8x
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) February 8, 2023
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