Fox host says Jack Dorsey told him privately "that there's bias at Twitter"

Fox host says Jack Dorsey told him privately "that there's bias at Twitter"

Fox has pushed the claim that there's anti-conservative bias on Twitter. In fact, Twitter reportedly decided not to penalize white supremacists because it would sweep up elected Republicans.

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​From the July 2 edition of Fox Business' America's Newsroom:​

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SANDRA SMITH (CO-ANCHOR): ​I wanted to get your quick thoughts on something that was discussed with ​T​ucker Carlson last night​ and the president​ ​o​n big technology companies. We have heard the president time and time again say he believes that these ​technology ​companies are biased. And he even suggested that there might be some sort of wrongdoing or illegal activity. He didn't say whether or not he would push for​ a​ full​-​on investigation​,​ ​federal investigation of those companies​.​ ​Does he do that?

​CHARLES PAYNE (FOX BUSINESS HOST): I don't know that he's going to do that. He seems very reluctant​ to do it, you know, because again,​ we​'​re talking free-market principles. I had the pleasure of having ​a group ​dinner with ​J​ack Dorsey, and​ then a​ one-on-one lunch with him​ last year​. ​And ​he admits that there​'​s bias ​at​ Twitter. ​He's been forthright about that.​

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​PAYNE: ​I think ultimately something​'​s going to happen because you have enough people on both sides of the aisle who see a problem there. ​And ​they​'​re so big​, they're ​so powerful, and then they do th​e​se little corporate virtue signaling things. ​Yeah, you know what, ​we​'​re going to make sure that nothing comes on about the census report​, you know​. ​So they take on -- they decide to police certain things that, ​I think, ironically underscores the fact tha​​t​ maybe​ there​'​s a political bias there​,​ ​s​ort of an ideological bias there. They can't help it​, it's their --​ ​l​isten, these are mostly San Francisco, ​S​ilicon ​V​alley kind of ​based ​companies​, and​ ​it'​s ​their ethos, and they cannot avoid interjecting their own ​ethos and beliefs​ into company policy​.

​SMITH: Twitter is a major tool for this president as well.

​PAYNE: It is.

​Related:

Vice: Why won’t Twitter treat white supremacy like ISIS? Because it would mean banning some Republican politicians too.  

Previously:

Fox's Stuart Varney on Twitter's new rule labeling tweets from world leaders that violate its rules: "That sounds like censorship to me."​​

Facebook took advice from a far-right figure who blamed gay marriage for hurricanes

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says Twitter factors in "off-platform behavior" when deciding on suspensions

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