Wednesday, 21 Oct 2020

Hawley asks FEC to probe Twitter, FB for potential violations on Post censorship

Sen. Josh Hawley on Wednesday demanded that the Federal Election Commission investigate Twitter and Facebook for possibly violation campaign-finance law by censoring The Post’s reporting on emails from Hunter Biden’s laptop.

The Missouri Republican wrote in a letter to the FEC that the social media giants’ “active suppression of public speech” regarding The Post’s article would appear to constitute a contribution to Joe Biden’s campaign under federal law.

Federal law prohibits any corporation from making a contribution to a federal candidate for office.

“There can be no serious doubt that the Biden campaign derives extraordinary value from depriving voters access to information that, if true, would link the former Vice President to corrupt Ukrainian oligarchs,” Hawley wrote.

“This censorship manifestly will influence the presidential election.”

He asked that the FEC probe the potential violations by the Silicon Valley bigs and, if appropriate, “take immediate action to prevent further interference with the 2020 election.”

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