FIRST ON FOX: Republican lawmakers claimed that the latest drop in the “Twitter Archives” it is “proof” that Democrats and “embedded socialists” on Twitter are interfering in the US election.
Several Republican lawmakers have reacted to the latest batch of “Twitter Files,” which they say revealed that conservative users were secretly cracked down by the tech giant.
Twitter owner Elon Musk also confirmed in a Twitter reply to journalist Ian Miles Cheong that political candidates in the US and abroad were suppressed on the platform while running for office.
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Rep. Austin Scott, R-Georg., told Fox News Digital that Musk’s confirmation was “proof” that Democrats and “embedded socialists” were using “election interference” to bring down American society.
“This is more than cheating on the election,” Scott said. “This is proof that Democrats and entrenched totalitarian-minded socialists use election interference to bring about America’s social and economic collapse.”
Rep. August Pfluger, R-Texas, also weighed in, saying the GOP will “hold the social media giant accountable.”
“People in government, political campaign hackers and liberal tech employees can’t decide what is true and false or what is amplified or not,” Pfluger said.
“Secretly blacklisting accounts contributes to only one narrative seeing the light of day. Republicans will demand accountability.”
A Pfluger spokesperson also told Fox News Digital that the congressman intends to insert the two “Twitter Files” threads into the congressional record.
The second part of the “Twitter Files” revelations was published Thursday night, suggesting the social media giant He was involved in the removal of lockdowns by conservatives and skeptics during the start of the coronavirus pandemic, but questions remain about the extent of the removal.
Several conservative users, including Stanford University’s Jay Bhattacharya, a longtime opponent of the COVID lockdowns, and Fox News’ Dan Bongino were named in the files as being on the site’s secret blacklists.
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Twitter did not respond to inquiries from Fox News Digital about the scope of “viewability filtering” or the partisan breakdown of the practice.
Joseph A. Wulfsohn of Fox News Digital contributed to this report.