Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham on Tuesday said Twitter made itself editor of the New York Post when it censored articles that implicated President-elect Joe Biden in his son Hunter Biden’s business deals in China and Ukraine.
Graham (R-SC) said the censorship spurred his support for rolling back Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, a foundational internet liability shield for sites like Twitter that host third-party content.
“What I want to try to find out is, if you’re not a newspaper at Twitter or Facebook, then why do you have editorial control over the New York Post?” Graham said during opening remarks at a committee hearing with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
“They decided, and maybe for a good reason, I don’t know, that the New York Post articles about Hunter Biden needed to be flagged, excluded from distribution or made hard to find. That to me seems like you’re the ultimate editor,” Graham continued.