Rep. Jordan Invites Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to Testify Monday

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.