House Committee Threatens to Subpoena Twitter CEO If He Doesn't Testify

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"I think the real question behind the question is, are we doing something according to political ideology or viewpoints?"

"I haven't done enough of, like, articulating my own personal objectives with this service and my own personal objectives in the world", Dorsey explained.

'We need to remove all bias from how we act and our policies and our enforcement and our tools, ' he added.

Twitter has been accused of shadow-banning many conservative voices and comments, and recently President Donald Trump said his administration won't allow the practice to continue.

Despite admitting that the company holds a left-wing bias, Dorsey also claimed, "We do not look at content with regards to political viewpoint or ideology, we look at behavior, and we use that behavior as a signal to add to relevance". "We look at behavior", he said.

For example, the platform banned InfoWars' host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones' account this week after receiving complaints that his content was inciting violence.

"We were getting a number of reports around the tweet and the Periscope that the content was inciting violence, which is against our terms of service, and we took action", Dorsey said.

Dorsey is expected to testify next month before the Senate Intelligence Committee on the issue of Russian election interference, and faces a possible subpoena from the House Energy and Commerce Committee over allegations of discrimination against conservatives on the platform.

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