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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) recently went after Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey as part of a bipartisan thrashing over the role of social media in our political discourse:

Republicans have bitterly criticized social media giants Twitter and Facebook for censoring conservative media and alternate views in the run-up to the election and its aftermath.

Epitomizing their frustration, Cruz asked Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, “was Twitter being a publisher when it censored the New York Post?” The Silicon Valley wunderkind managed to say “no” with a straight face, arguing “we have very clear policies on the content that we enable on the platform, and if there’s a violation we take enforcement action, and people choose to commit to those policies and to those terms of service.” Cruz, probably the Senate’s ablest debater, promptly fired back, “except your policies are applied in a partisan and selective manner.”

After reining in the crafty Dorsey, Cruz turned his attention to Facebook co-founder and chairman Mark Zuckerberg. The senator’s questioning began with a straightforward inquiry, “Mr. Zuckerberg, does Facebook consider itself a neutral public forum?” Cruz proceeded to rhetorically annihilate Zuckerberg in response to the tech executive’s attempts to evade him.


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Yestremski
Yestremski
1 month ago

Senator Cruz does a great job but when will anything ever be done about this and many other issue’s. The answer is never. If the Republicans wanted to do something about this they would. It isn’t like the Republican party has no power. The party is at least 50 % of this country’s governing power but they refuse to do a thing about the corruption and crimes committed against the Conservative Base.

ROBERT POWELL
ROBERT POWELL
1 month ago
Reply to  Yestremski

a whole lot of steam-smoke and smell of bull-crap BUT NOTHING DONE TO REMIDEY THE PROBLEM..

TOM MATT
TOM MATT
1 month ago
Reply to  Yestremski

THE REAL STORY IS THESE 2 PARTIES AT THE ONGRESSIONAL LEVEL ARE THE SAME ..The status quo is more important and their JOB FOR THE VOTERS .

Karen Bracken
Karen Bracken
1 month ago

Can you say PERJURY?

Jodi M Waters
Jodi M Waters
1 month ago

I’m glad to see Mr. Cruz standing up to the liberal bias social media has played for years.

Kate
Kate
1 month ago
Reply to  Jodi M Waters

But as stated above, nothing being done about it…just more wind, piss and vinegar