Republican Senator Roger Wicker, chairing the Commerce Committee hearing, took aim specifically at Twitter, questioning Dorsey on how that platform decides on how to label or remove content, contrasting actions on tweets from President Donald Trump and those from China's government. "Your platform allows foreign dictators to post propaganda without restriction yet your routinely restrict the president of the United States," Wicker said, pointing to one message in China accusing the US military of introducing the coronavirus. Dorsey, who has grown his distinctive beard long, defended Twitter's actions, saying: "We act as quickly as we can. We have acted against tweets from leaders around the world."
Published On: Oct 28, 2020