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Pelosi mocks McCarthy for tweet complaining of censorship

Pelosi mocks McCarthy for tweet complaining of censorship
© Greg Nash

House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiBiden coronavirus relief bill tests narrow Democratic majority Some Republicans say proxy voting gives advantage to Democrats Gun violence prevention groups optimistic background check legislation can pass this Congress 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 McCarthySome Republicans say proxy voting gives advantage to Democrats Wray says no evidence of 'antifa' involvement in Jan. 6 attack Republican rips GOP lawmakers for voting by proxy from CPAC 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 TrumpSouth Carolina Senate adds firing squad as alternative execution method Ex-Trump aide Pierson won't run for Dallas-area House seat House Oversight panel reissues subpoena for Trump's accounting firm 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.