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 PelosiOn The Money: Justice Department says Trump's tax returns should be released | Democrats fall short of votes for extending eviction ban House adjourns for recess without passing bill to extend federal eviction ban Photos of the Week: Olympic sabre semi-finals, COVID-19 vigil and a loris 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 McCarthySunday shows preview: Delta concerns prompt CDC mask update; bipartisan infrastructure bill to face challenges in Senate After police rip Trump for Jan. 6, McCarthy again blames Pelosi Capitol Police asked to arrest the maskless 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 TrumpTrump PACs brought in over M for the first half of 2021 Chicago owes Trump M tax refund, state's attorney mounts legal challenge Biden hits resistance from unions on vaccine requirement 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.