Conservatives Push Back on FEC’s Twitter Ruling

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Some conservatives on Twitter are pushing back against the Federal Election Commission after it ruled in favor of the platform.

The FEC ruled that Twitter did not break the law when it deliberately censored the Hunter Biden laptop story.

Twitter was accused of violating federal election law when it censored the New York Post’s story on the contents of Hunter Biden’s laptop. The laptop dropped major bombshells about Hunter as well as President Joe Biden.

The FEC said the platform “credibly explained” why it blocked the bombshell story and defended the move as a business practice.

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Some on Twitter aren’t buying it.

Sean Davis, a co-founder of The Federalist, responded to a tweet from Sean Cooksey, FEC Commissioner, that said “[m]edia entities can control the content they publish and make editorial decisions without making a political contribution or expenditure.”

Cooksey said Twitter was not responsible for the censorship because it operates as a “media publisher.”

“This same principle allows a newspaper to choose to let one candidate write an op-ed but not another, or a radio show to invite one candidate for an interview but not her opponent,” Cooksey added. “That’s part of press freedom and is not a campaign contribution.”

Davis pushed back. “This logic will lead to every Super PAC reincorporating as a ‘media entity.’” he said. “No oversight, no disclosure, no prohibition on rank propaganda in service of one party. Why bother with FEC nonsense when you can just claim to be a new CNN?”

Gaston Mooney, President at Blaze Media, also criticized the FEC.

“Is Tweeter [sic] a media company?” he asked. “Wouldnt they argue they are not for section 230 immunity? If they are a media company then blocking a NY Post story is the least of their problems…the child pornography would be top of the list.”

The FEC opinion can be read here.

Conservatives are under attack. Contact Twitter: (415) 222-9670 or mail to 1355 Market Street Suite 900 and demand that Big Tech be held to account to mirror the First Amendment while providing transparency, clarity on “hate speech” and equal footing for conservatives. If you have been censored, contact us at the Media Research Center contact form, and help us hold Big Tech accountable.

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