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Rep. Jordan Invites Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to Testify Monday

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With hackings, bannings, and controversies swirling, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has been in the news and requests for explanation of the platform’s actions are frequent — including from Congress.

House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jim Jordan (R-OH) sent a letter Wednesday to Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) requesting he hold the hearing for the entire House Committee on the Judiciary instead of just the Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law — and that he extend an invited to the Twitter boss.

The subcommittee will hold a hearing Monday including chief executive officers of Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, and Facebook — and Jordan wants Dorsey there to discuss Twitter.

“We believe there is bipartisan interest to hear from Twitter about its power in the
marketplace, its role in moderating content on its platform, and the causes for its recent highly publicized security breaches,” Jordan wrote to Nadler requesting the New York congressman invite Dorsey. “On July 8, 2020, Republicans wrote the Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey, to request information about Twitter’s content moderation policies. Mr. Dorsey has not yet responded to our inquiry.”

This formal request comes after a massive data breach in which several big-name accounts were hacked and a day after thousands of accounts associated with Q-anon were permanently banned.

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White House Confirms It Is Looking Into Shutting Down Oil Pipeline Amid Fuel Crisis

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The Biden administration confirmed that it is considering shutting down an oil pipeline in Michigan despite the ongoing fuel crisis in the country.

“Revoking the permits for the [Line 5] pipeline that delivers oil from western Canada across Wisconsin, the Great Lakes and Michigan and into Ontario, would please environmentalists who have urged the White House to block fossil fuel infrastructure, but it would aggravate a rift with Canada and could exacerbate a spike in energy prices that Republicans are already using as a political weapon,” Politico Pro reported. “Killing a pipeline while U.S. gasoline prices are the highest in years could be political poison for Biden, who has seen his approval rating crash in recent months.”

Fox News reporter Peter Doocy asked about the report during Monday’s press briefing, asking, “why is the administration now considering shutting down the Line 5 pipeline from Canada to Michigan?”

“So, Peter, that is inaccurate,” Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre claimed. “That is not right. So, any reporting indicating that some decision has been made, again, is not accurate. … So, again, I would — it is inaccurate what you just stated, but —”

“What’s inaccurate?” Doocy asked.

“The reporting about us wanting to shut down the Line 5,” Jean-Pierre said.

“I didn’t say ‘wanting.’  I said, is it being studied right now?  Is the administration studying the impact of shutting down the Line 5?”

“Yeah. Yes, we are. We are,” Jean-Pierre admitted.

 

The news comes as gas prices have reached their highest since 2014, when Biden was vice president, and are currently about 50% higher than they were when Biden entered office.

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