Twitter Does More Censoring of Hunter Biden Story, But They Really Picked the Wrong Target

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House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, D-Calif., joined from left by, Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, Republican Conference chair Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., and Rep. Doug Collins, R-Georgia, the top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, criticizes House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and the Democrats for launching a formal impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

After Twitter tried to shut down the Hunter Biden story and blocked people trying to link the story, the House GOP put the story on their website to read and share.

“Twitter has blocked users from tweeting the link to the @nypost’s story on Hunter Biden. So we put it on our website for you to read and share,” the House Judiciary GOP tweeted.

Nice idea.

But that didn’t stop Twitter, they began censoring the government website too.

This is what it looked like when you tried to click on the link.

So if there is anything worse they could have done to antagonize the already mad as wet hen Republicans on the issue, I can’t think of what it could be.

They effectively just stepped into a 230 trap. Republicans were already concerned about the discrimination against conservatives and were talking about how they shouldn’t have immunity. Then they try to censor a U.S. government website. Bad move. Now they didn’t completely block it. But the warning was even more ridiculous, so as to suggest clicking on the link would be harmful or malware.


The House GOP demanded answers.

That caused Twitter to back off and release the censorship warning on the site. They’re now saying that was done “in error.”

From Daily Caller:

“The link referenced was blocked in error. That decision has been reversed and the link is now unblocked,” a Twitter spokesman, who insisted on anonymity as a condition for releasing a statement, told the Daily Caller News Foundation.

People weren’t buying it.

But it’s more than a little too late. As we reported earlier, Republicans are now demanding answers from both Twitter and Facebook. They’ve moved to have a vote next week to subpoena the heads of the two companies and plan to have them in for questioning on Friday of next week.


HT: Twitchy


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