Thanks in large part to the inordinate amount of power that has been absorbed by the private companies of Silicon Valley, the way in which Americans inform themselves of key political issues has changed dramatically over the course of the last several years.
Instead of receiving our political knowledge from journalists adhering to serious standards, we have Twitter, Facebook, and others curating the opinions and ideologues that their CEO’s prefer and shoving them directly into our news feed in an effort to influence the American electorate.
And, more importantly, they are also doing their damnedest to suppress information that isn’t favorable to their political goals.
The House of Representatives is now aiming to see just how far this unforgivable censorship goes, and if there is any collusion occurring between political forces and their pals in the ivory towers of the social media kingdom.
The House oversight committee’s Republican majority plans to press hard for evidence of “collusion” between the FBI and Twitter to censor The Post’s Hunter Biden laptop story when three former executives of the social media company appear at the Capitol Wednesday morning.
Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.) laid out the goal in the prepared version of his opening remarks, excerpts of which were released ahead of the 10 a.m. hearing.
Comer was not going to hold back.
“Twitter, under the leadership of our witnesses today, was a private company the federal government used to accomplish what it constitutionally cannot: limit the free exercise of speech,” Comer will say.
“We owe it to the American people to provide answers about this collusion to censor information about Joe Biden’s involvement in his family’s business schemes.”
This purported effort to conceal valid and verifiable information about the Biden family’s business deals has come to a head in recent years, after former President Donald Trump began to loudly decry the so-called “Deep State” cabal that’s allegedly pulling the strings behind the scenes.
The left labeled Trump’s claims absurd, but this House probe could bring the possibility of an organized, collusive effort to oppress conservatives back to the forefront of the political narrative ahead of the 2024 election.