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 PelosiTrump-GOP tensions over Syria show signs of easing Democratic debate starts with immediate question on Trump impeachment White House, Pentagon, Giuliani reject House subpoenas 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 McCarthy10 top Republicans who continue to deny the undeniable Furious Republicans prepare to rebuke Trump on Syria Five ways Trump's Syria decision spells trouble 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 TrumpWarren defends, Buttigieg attacks in debate that shrank the field Five takeaways from the Democratic debate in Ohio Democrats debate in Ohio: Who came out on top? 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.