Three former Twitter employees to testify; media must RSVP
WASHINGTON – House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) will hold a full committee hearing titled “Protecting Speech from Government Interference and Social Media Bias, Part 1: Twitter’s Role in Suppressing the Biden Laptop Story.” At the hearing, lawmakers on the panel will question three former Twitter employees who censored the New York Post’s reporting on the Biden family’s business schemes based on information obtained from Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop.
“In the runup to the 2020 presidential election, Big Tech and the Swamp colluded to censor reporting about the Biden family’s shady business schemes. The U.S. intelligence community and the FBI frequently communicated with Big Tech and advised Twitter executives to question the validity of any Hunter Biden story—before the New York Post ever reported on it. We also know members of Twitter’s top censorship team debated how they could justify limiting the spread of the story. They landed on a policy that even some among them doubted.
“Americans deserve answers about this attack on the First Amendment and why Big Tech and the Swamp colluded to censor this information about the Biden family selling access for profit. Accountability is coming,” said Chairman Comer.
WHAT: Hearing titled “Protecting Speech from Government Interference and Social Media Bias, Part 1: Twitter’s Role in Suppressing the Biden Laptop Story”
DATE: Wednesday, February 8, 2023
TIME: 10:00 AM ET
LOCATION: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building
- Vijaya Gadde, Former Chief Legal Officer of Twitter
- James Baker, Former Deputy General Counsel of Twitter
- Yoel Roth, Former Global Head of Trust & Safety of Twitter
The hearing will be open to the public and press and will be livestreamed online at https://oversight.house.gov/. Press must be congressionally credentialed and must RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.