As Twitter and Facebook Clamp Down, Republicans Claim ‘Election Interference’

SourceThe New York Times
CountryMiddle east

Conservatives said they would subpoena the chief executives of the social networks, which had blocked an unsubstantiated New York Post article.Conservatives criticized Twitter and Facebook on Thursday as “censors” and “monopolies” and said they were interfering in the coming election.Credit...Jason Henry for The New York TimesBy Mike Isaac and Kate CongerSAN FRANCISCO — President Trump called Facebook and Twitter “terrible” and “a monster” and said he would go after them. Senators Ted Cruz and Marsha Blackburn said they would subpoena the chief executives of the companies for their actions. And on Fox News, prominent conservative hosts blasted the social media platforms as “monopolies” and accused them of “censorship” and election interference.On Thursday, simmering discontent among Republicans over the power that Facebook and Twitter wield over public discourse erupted into open acrimony. more...