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Congress Must Investigate And Hold Twitter Accountable After Recent Whistleblower Allegations

Last week, it was reported that Twitter’s former head of security had filed a whistleblower complaint against the company with multiple government agencies alleging "egregious deficiencies, negligence, willful ignorance, and threats to national security and democracy." The whistleblower alleges that Twitter has been lying about the use of bots and that they are being used to manipulate news stories and the political process. According to the Wall Street Journal:

“Among Mr. Zatko’s claims are that Twitter executives, including Chief Executive Parag Agrawal, deliberately undercounted the prevalence of spam on the platform.”

CNN also reported that the whistleblower alleged that, “one or more current employees may be working for a foreign intelligence service.” MAKE NO MISTAKE: House Republicans will work on behalf of the American people to conduct a thorough and swift investigation into these allegations against Twitter and hold them accountable for any and all wrongdoing. For far too long Big Tech has operated with unchecked power. It is time that their unchecked power comes to an end.