(JustPatriots.com)- Democrat leaders lost their censorship tool in Twitter when Tesla CEO Elon Musk bought the company. Now, leaders like Rep. Adam Schiff are issuing threats to Musk for trying to prioritize free speech on the social media platform, according to The New York Post.
The lame-duck chairman of the House Intelligence Committee appeared on CNN’s “State of the Union” show with Jake Tapper last week discussing the January 6 select committee and the charges they are making against former President Donald Trump. But Schiff wasted no time turning to social media companies that he thinks are not censoring enough.
He said that social media platforms like Twitter are failing to moderate content, adding that Musk recently suspended journalists from the platform.
Musk recently suspended around eight journalists from Twitter alleging that they violated the terms of service. The journalists represented CNN, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and others, and include, Donie O’Sullivan, Ryan Mac, Drew Harwell, Micah Lee, Steve Herman, Matt Binder, Keith Olbermann, and Aaron Rupa, according to American Pigeon.
Schiff suggested that Twitter and other social media companies should not continue to enjoy “immunity from responsibility and liability.”
Schiff is reportedly in favor of the federal government censoring information deemed “misinformation or disinformation.” He has a track record of previously misleading the public about the validity of Russian collusion in the 2020 election and during the Trump administration, and also lied about several other offenses, according to Breitbart.
He joined with three other Democrats recently in writing a letter to Nick Clegg, president of global affairs at Meta, Facebook’s new company name, warning them against going down the same path as Twitter. He asserted that “dangerous and unfounded election denial content” must not be allowed to have a place on the platforms.
Musk has been consistently releasing internal documents from Twitter since the takeover that he dubs the “Twitter files.” The files reportedly show collaboration between the federal government, including the FBI. The documents show that the agency had a channel to message executives at the company about content that should be removed, most political in nature.