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Breathing fire as she ripped into Twitter executives over their content moderation policies, Republican Rep. Nancy Mace of South Carolina said the social media giant did a disservice to all Americans by refusing to allow all viewpoints about the coronavirus vaccine to be discussed.
As noted by the Washington Times, Mace spoke during a House Oversight and Accountability Committee hearing on Wednesday that was called to discuss Twitter’s efforts to muzzle reporting about Hunter Biden’s laptop computer and the wider issue of Twitter deleting comments at the behest of federal agencies.
Twitter’s former chief legal officer Vijaya Gadde, former deputy general counsel James Baker and former head of trust and safety Yoel Roth appeared at the hearing.
Mace said, “Twitter worked overtime to suppress accurate COVID information.”
Telling the former Twitter executives at the hearing “apparently, the views of a Stanford doctor are disinformation to you people,” she objected to Twitter’s efforts to muzzle content from Jay Bhattacharya, a Stanford doctor who rejected the federal approach to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Then Mace got personal.
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