Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) demanded answers Wednesday regarding why both Facebook and Twitter limited the ability of their users to read a New York Post story unflattering to Democratic nominee Joe Biden, and even floated the idea that the tech giants violated campaign finance law.
Soon after news broke that Twitter had joined Facebook in suppressing the reach of the story alleging that Hunter Biden introduced his father to a Burisma executive a year before the former vice president pushed Ukraine to fire the prosecutor investigating the energy company, Hawley wrote to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to express his concern regarding what he described as “unprecedented suppression” from Big Tech.
“The Post‘s reporting has understandably attracted substantial public discussion,” Hawley wrote in part, adding:
And countless Americans have sought to discuss and debate that article via the forums in which so much of our political speech occurs: on social media. But two social-media platforms have engaged in unprecedented