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Jack Dorsey faces Senate subpoena after blocking NY Post articles

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The Senate Judiciary Committee plans to subpoena Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey today, after a controversial decision to block links to two New York Post articles about presidential candidate Joe Biden. Republican senators are calling on Dorsey to testify on October 23rd, calling his decision “election interference.” The news was first reported by The Wall Street Journal.

The New York Post articles contain email correspondence allegedly from Hunter Biden, Joe Biden’s son. They claim to show that Hunter Biden introduced his father to an executive at the Ukrainian energy company Burisma. President Trump’s campaign has been using Joe Biden’s supposed links to Ukraine as the basis for repeated political attacks.

Twitter blocked users from sharing links to the articles, under a policy against distributing hacked information. “The policy, established in 2018, prohibits the use of our service to distribute content obtained without authorization,” the company tweeted. “We don’t want to incentivize hacking by allowing Twitter to be used as distribution for possibly illegally obtained materials.”

Facebook opted for a less extreme approach and reduced the reach of the pieces while they were being vetted by the platform’s fact-checking partners.

The decision to limit the spread of two investigative articles, particularly those written by a national outlet, was unusual, playing into long-standing conservative concerns about bias and social media censorship.

Speaking at a rally in North Carolina, President Donald Trump threatened to strip the big tech platforms of Section 230 protections in retaliation for the decision to limit the spread of the posts. This law allows companies like Twitter to moderate content without being held legally responsible for offensive posts, although the First Amendment may be a more relevant protection for Twitter’s specific situation.

The Biden campaign is disputing the Post reports, citing Trump confidant Rudy Giuliani’s previous ties to an alleged Russian operative accused of meddling in the election.

“The New York Post never asked the Biden campaign about the critical elements of this story,” said spokesman Andrew Bates in a statement to The Wall Street Journal. “They certainly never raised that Rudy Giuliani—whose discredited conspiracy theories and alliance with figures connected to Russian intelligence have been widely reported—claimed to have such materials.”

“Moreover, we have reviewed Joe Biden’s official schedules from the time and no meeting, as alleged by the New York Post, ever took place,” Bates said.

Twitter declined to comment.

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Charge Your Phone Wirelessly With 50% off a Multifunctional LED Lamp

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Keep That Hotdish Hot With 65% Off a Luncia Casserole Carrier, Only $11 With Promo Code

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Luncia Double-Decker Dish Carrier | $11 | Amazon | Promo code SDDU9S7F

It has been a long time since the days we could safely have a potluck or other gatherings, but we have a fantastic deal perfect for once those times return. These double-decker Luncia dish carriers can be had for 65% off when you add promo code SDDU9S7F at checkout and clip the coupon on the site (it’s just below the price). These holders fit 9″x 13″ sized baking dishes.

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Just add promo code SDDU9S7F and clip the 5% off coupon to bring the price down to $11 for the blue or the grey option.

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Conquer Your Pup’s Dander and Fur With $700 Off a Cobalt or Charcoal Bobsweep PetHair Plus Robot Vacuum

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Bobsweep PetHair Plus Robot Vacuum & Mop (Cobalt) | $200 | Best Buy

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Allergies can be bad enough as the seasons change. Don’t let pet hair and dander add to that by vacuuming it up early and often. That chore is easier said than done— unless you have a robot vacuum to do the work for you. This lovely bright cobalt Bobsweep PetHair Plus robot vacuum and mop, only $200 today at Best Buy seems like an ideal option. That’s a whopping $700 off, by the way.

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