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Twitter, Facebook in Political Crosshairs After Censoring New York Post Story on Hunter BidenCheddar
Twitter and Facebook find themselves in political crosshairs just weeks ahead of the presidential election. Within hours of the New York Post reporting allegations about Joe Biden's son, Hunter, the two platforms taking proactive steps to restrict the spread of the story on the basis of potential misinformation. On Thursday, the Senate is looking to subpoena Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. This also comes after Twitter temporarily restricted President Trump's election campaign account from tweeting. Also earlier Thursday, Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell said the action by the social media platforms is 'reprehensible' and that there should be no 'speech police' in U.S. Alexandra Levine, tech reporter for Politico, explains why the handling of this story is creating such a stir.