AOC slams House Oversight hearing on 'half-fake' Hunter Biden laptop story

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., slammed the House Oversight Committee's proceeding connected Twitter's determination to repress the Hunter Biden laptop story successful the autumn of 2020 and called the communicative "half-fake." 

"We could beryllium talking astir the outgo of medicine drugs, termination rights, civilian rights, voting rights, but alternatively we're talking astir Hunter Biden's fractional fake laptop story. I mean this is an embarrassment, but I’ll spell into it.," she said during the hearing.

The Democratic congresswoman besides said the proceeding was a discarded of clip and nationalist resources.

On Wednesday, House Republicans are acceptable to question Twitter executives who made the determination to censor the New York Post's communicative connected Hunter Biden's laptop successful the waning days of the 2020 statesmanlike campaign. 

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Ocasio-Cortez said she wanted to taxable a Washington Post article, headlined, "Now informing astir Hunter Biden-laptop disinfo: The feline who leaked it," into the record. 

She noted the paper's reporting and said determination was an "immediate roadworthy block" for quality organizations that hoped to "corroborate" reporting erstwhile the New York Post archetypal came retired with the communicative successful October 2020.

"The paper wasn’t sharing what it obtained. New York Post had this alleged accusation and was trying to people it without immoderate corroboration, without immoderate backup information, they were trying to people it to Twitter. Twitter did not fto them, and present they were upset. I judge that governmental operatives who sought to inject explosive disinformation with the Washington Post couldn’t get distant with it and present they’re livid, and they privation the quality to bash that again," Ocasio-Cortez claimed during the hearing.

She said GOP governmental operatives wanted the quality to "do it again."

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"They privation the quality to bash it again. They privation the quality to inject this again. So they’ve dragged a societal media level present successful Congress, their weaponizing the usage of this committee truthful that they tin bash it again. A full proceeding astir a 24-hour hiccup successful a right-wing governmental operation," she continued. 

Republicans subpoenaed Vijaya Gadde, Twitter's erstwhile main ineligible officer; James Baker, the company's erstwhile lawman wide counsel, and Yoel Roth, erstwhile caput of information and integrity.

Liberal media outlets mostly ignored the Hunter Biden laptop communicative until March 16, 2022 erstwhile the New York Times published a study astir the national investigations into alleged taxation offenses the president's lad is facing. 

The Washington Post published its study astir Hunter Biden's "multimillion-dollar" fiscal ties to the Chinese vigor institution CEFC China Energy days later. 

CBS, NBC and CNN each released reports verifying the laptop passim the twelvemonth arsenic well. 

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