Senator Marco Rubio Called Out Twitter For Its ‘Content Moderation Process’


January 19,2021


This week United States Senator Marco Rubio (R-Florida) sent a letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey following a previous exchange between the law maker and the social media platform at the beginning of last December. At the time Sen. Rubio requested an explanation for the company's failure to remove or at least label a falsified image posted by a member of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).


Rubio said he had found it disturbing that Twitter refused to answer basic moderation procedures, and since then the micro-blog service has suspended the account of President Donald Trump as well as many of his supporters for reportedly spreading false information.


In his follow-up letter, sent on Tuesday, Jan. 19, Sen. Rubio asked directly, "Please provide documentation clearly detailing the steps for Twitter's process of evaluating user-generated content, from the circumstances that give rise to a review to how the company determines whether to remove, flag, or intentionally limit specific content's reach."



Marco Rubio (R)

U.S. Senate

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