FILE PHOTO: The Twitter logo is displayed on a screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., September 28, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two U.S. Republican lawmakers accused Twitter on Wednesday of being biased against conservatives and demanded information about the social media platform’s reactions to two tweets by President Donald Trump.
Representatives Jim Jordan and James Sensenbrenner, in a letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, said Twitter’s content moderation was not neutral and that it more often took aim at conservatives.
“Twitter’s discrimination against conservative voices is extremely alarming. These actions give rise to concerns that the company is systematically engaged in the disparate treatment of political speech and is deceiving users of the platform by not uniformly applying its terms of service,” they wrote.
The two men complained in particular about Twitter’s decision in late May to “fact