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 Tucker Carlson last night and the president on 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 Jack 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.
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 these 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 that maybe there's a political bias there, sort of an ideological bias there. They can't help it, it's their -- listen, these are mostly San Francisco, Silicon Valley 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.