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One of the members of the Republican leadership is set to take action against the executives that were in charge of Twitter when the Hunter Biden laptop story was squashed.
Republican Kentucky Rep. James Comer of the House Oversight Committee said he is going to bring the staff that was responsible for burying the story to testify before Congress.
“Every employee at Twitter who 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,” he said on Fox News.
“When we announced the investigation of the Biden family and referenced material from the laptop, many in the mainstream media said this is just a conspiracy theory,” he said to host Sean Hannity
“The mainstream media is still trying to use the old talking points the laptop is somehow Russian disinformation,” he said.
The representative said more on Twitter.
“In January, I can promise you this. Every @Twitter employee involved in suppressing the Hunter Biden laptop story will have an opportunity to come before @GOPoversight and explain their actions to the American people. @elonmusk has provided facts for Americans.
🚨 In January, I can promise you this.
Every @Twitter employee involved in suppressing the Hunter Biden laptop story will have an opportunity to come before @GOPoversight and explain their actions to the American people. @elonmusk has provided facts for Americans. @FoxNews pic.twitter.com/xX9i9aQVHU
— Rep. James Comer (@RepJamesComer) December 3, 2022
“The days of Big Tech colluding with Democrats to silence legitimate news are numbered. @GOPoversight will hold them accountable,” the representative said.
🚨 The days of Big Tech colluding with Democrats to silence legitimate news are numbered. @GOPoversight will hold them accountable.
— Rep. James Comer (@RepJamesComer) December 4, 2022
As Musk had a live Q&A session on Saturday, after revealing the depths of how the Hunter Biden laptop story got squashed on Twitter and revealing how deep people in government were with Twitter, he believed that his mental status was pertinent information, The Epoch Times reported.
“I do not have any suicidal thoughts … If I commit suicide, it’s not real!” he said to around 100,000 listeners.
“Musk joked that given the revelations in the files and his expressed plans to ensure that political powers have no undisclosed influence at the company going forward, powerful figures and institutions may want him out of the way, The Times said.
“Twitter is the one company that’s no longer colluding and is no longer just going with this NPC group think, I should probably increase my security or something,” the CEO said.
He also commented on the media’s portrayal of Twitter as becoming a place for right wingers to create a “hellscape” and said it was not true.
“And in fact there are far fewer bots, far fewer trolls and it’s actually, I think, way more fun and interesting. And we’re seeing that in the user minutes and in the daily average users,” he said.
And he said that before he became CEO Twitter was not unbiased when it came to rule enforcement. He said there was “a very different standard applied to Republican candidates in the U.S. versus a Democrat candidates.”
“I’m not saying this is definitely the case. There appears to have been a double standard where Democrats were not censored and left causes were not censored but right causes and Republicans were,” the CEO said.
“I think this is frankly obvious to anyone who uses Twitter without any extra exposure of Twitter files. It was not even-handed,” he said.
The Tesla, Starlink and Space X CEO said that “frankly the behavior that is to be expected from an organization that is that is based in San Francisco, which is far left.”
“So from their standpoint, it wouldn’t seem like that they’re being unfair,” he said. “It’s simply how they see the world.”
On Friday night the Twitter CEO unveiled, what he called, the “Hunter Biden story suppression” files and it was a doozy.
He handed the task of unveiling the details of the scandal to independent journalist, and former liberal hero, Matt Taibbi.
“What you’re about to read is the first installment in a series, based upon thousands of internal documents obtained by sources at Twitter,” the journalist said.
“The ‘Twitter Files’ tell an incredible story from inside one of the world’s largest and most influential social media platforms. It is a Frankensteinian tale of a human-built mechanism grown out the control of its designer,” he said before unleashing a torrent of information.