Warm Southern Breeze

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Texas Banana Republican Senator Ted Cruz is a Hypocrite of the First Order

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Monday, January 18, 2021

And a dipshit, too.

Jack Dorsey could’ve shut him – and every other Banana Republican – up with the following phrase:

Manhattan Community Access Corp. et al. v. Halleck et al.

What’s that?

For the ignorant – and, that’s most people – it’s a SCOTUS ruling handed down June 17, 2019 that ruled that, “The Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment prohibits only governmental, not private, abridgment of speech.”

In other words, Censorship laws DO NOT apply to the Private Sector.

Repeating:

Anti-Censorship Laws DO NOT Apply To Private Enterprise.

Thank the so-called “conservative” Supremes who handed down that ruling. They are: KAVANAUGH, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which ROBERTS, C. J., and THOMAS, ALITO, and GORSUCH, JJ., joined.

So, Mr. Dorsey, and every other private company does NOT have to abide by anti-censorship laws.

Furthermore, what in the hell is Ted Cruz doing meddling, trying to tell Twitter how to run their business? That jacked-up twat probably doesn’t even own one share of Twitter.

What fucking hypocrite that son-of-a-bitch is!

I’d have loved to have seen Mr. Dorsey ask Cruz that question – “Are you telling me how to run my business?” – and follow it up with this one:
“Exactly what laws are you accusing me, and/or my company, of breaking?”

Of course, the obvious answer is ‘none.’

And remember: This is Political Theater for Banana Republican Ted Cruz, who feigns not-so-righteous indignation on behalf of those who would vote for him in future elections, Presidential, or not. And chances are, we’ll see that Texas turd make a Presidential run for the border in 2024.


The entire Committee hearing may be viewed on C-SPAN via the following link:
https://www.c-span.org/video/?476686-1/social-media-content-moderation

Before the Senate Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, Wednesday, 28 October 2020 (excerpted)

Senator Ted Cruz, R-TX: I have concerns about behavior — the behavior of both of their companies. Facebook is at least trying to make some efforts in the direction of defending free speech, I appreciate them doing so. Google, I agree with the concerns that Senator Klobuchar raised. I think Google has more power than any company on the face of the planet, and the antitrust concerns are real, the impact of Google is profound, and I expect that we will have continued and ongoing discussions about Google’s abuse of that power and its willingness to manipulate search outcomes to influence and change election results. But, today I want to focus my questioning on Mr. Dorsey and Twitter. Because of the three players before us, I think Twitter’s conduct has been the most egregious. Mr. Dorsey, does Twitter have the ability to influence elections?

Mr. Jack Dorsey, CEO, Co-Founder of Twitter: No.

Cruz: You do not believe that Twitter has any ability to influence elections?

Dorsey: No, we are one part of communication channels that people can take part of.

Cruz: When Twitter silences, censors people and blocks political speech, that has no impact on election.

Dorsey: People have choice of other communication channels.

Cruz: Not if they do not have information. If you do not believe you have the power to influence elections, why do you block anything?

Dorsey: We have policies that make sure that more voices are possible. we have more abuse and harassment that makes people leave for the platform.

Cruz: I find your opening answer is absurd. Let us talk about the last two weeks. I have been concerned about Twitter’s pattern of silencing individual Americans with whom Twitter disagrees. But two weeks ago Twitter and to a lesser extent, Facebook crossed a fest — a threshold that is fundamental in our country. Two weeks ago Twitter made the decision to censor “The New York Post” in a series of two blockbuster articles alleging arctic — evidence of corruption against Joe Biden in the Ukraine and communist China. Twitter made the decision to prevent any user from sharing those stories, and number two, you went further and blocked “The New York Post” from sharing its own reporting. Why did Twitter make the decision to censor “The New York Post?”

Dorsey: We had a materials policy.

Cruz: When was that adopted?

Dorsey: In 2018. The policy is around limiting the spread of cheerios that are hacked. we did not want Twitter to be a distributor for hacked materials. We found that “The New York Post” because it showed the direct materials, screenshots of the direct materials and it was unclear how those were obtained that it felt — that it fell under the policy.

Cruz: If it is unclear the source of a document, in this instance, “The New York Post” documented the source, a laptop owned by Hunter Biden that had been returned to a repair store. They were not hiding the source. Is it your position that Twitter when you cannot tell the source blocks press stories?

Dorsey: Not at all. Our team made a fast decision. The enforcement action however, of blocking URLs in tweet — URLs and tweets indirect messages – was incorrect.

Cruz: “The New York Post” is still blocked from tweeting two weeks later.

Dorsey: They have to log onto their account, delete the original tweet which fell under our original enforcement actions and they can tweet the exact same material to the exact same article and it will go through.

Cruz: You have the power to force a media outlet, let us be clear. “The New York Post” is not some random guy tweeting, it is the fourth highest circulation of any circulation America. It is 200 years old and founded by Alexander Hamilton, and your position is that you can sit in Silicon Valley and demand of the media that you can tell them what stories they can publish and the American people what reporting they can hear, is that right, Mr. Dorsey?

Dorsey: Every organization that signs up to Twitter agrees to a terms of service.

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