Pelosi mocks McCarthy for tweet complaining of censorship

Pelosi mocks McCarthy for tweet complaining of censorship
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House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiOvernight Energy — Sponsored by the National Biodiesel Board — Oil lease sale in Alaska nets .5M | House climate panel likely won't pass bills | EPA hires new head of Chesapeake office Stephen King torches Trump over border wall: 'Do something good for once' Pelosi agrees to term limits vote; insurgency collapses MORE (D-Calif.) mocked her Republican counterpart on Sunday for perpetuating an “outrageous conspiracy theory” on Twitter, saying he doesn’t know how to use the platform.

Social media poked fun at House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthyGOP congresswoman says she opted out of NRCC run because McCarthy had 'a different plan' GOP struggles to win votes for Trump’s B wall demand GOP floats short-term CR with B for border wall MORE (R-Calif.) for a misleading tweet complaining that Twitter was censoring conservative voices.

“Rather than adjust his Twitter settings, Kevin McCarthy chooses to perpetuate an outrageous conspiracy theory,” Pelosi tweeted on Sunday. “Shows he sadly doesn't know how to use the platform. That's insane.”

The “potentially sensitive content” label on a tweet he shared from Fox News host Laura Ingraham was apparently due to settings in McCarthy’s own account, not because of censorship imposed by the social media platform.

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is facing a potential subpoena from House lawmakers on a range of issues, including perceived bias against conservatives.

Dorsey acknowledged Saturday night that Twitter employees share a “largely left-leaning bias.”

"We need to constantly show that we are not adding our own bias, which I fully admit is ... is more left-leaning," Dorsey said. "But the real question behind the question is, are we doing something according to political ideology or viewpoints? And we are not. Period."

President TrumpDonald John TrumpActivists highlight Trump ties to foreign autocrats in hotel light display Jose Canseco pitches Trump for chief of staff: ‘Worried about you looking more like a Twinkie everyday’ Dershowitz: Mueller's report will contain 'sins' but no 'impeachable offense' MORE has also accused social media of “totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices.”

"Let everybody participate, good & bad, and we will all just have to figure it out!" he said on Saturday.