Facebook and Twitter heads to testify to US Senate Nov.17 over article about Biden's son

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TASS, October 24. Twitter and Facebook CEOs Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg agreed to testify before the US Senate Judiciary Committee on November 17 in connection with the social media blocking of a New York Post publication of the correspondence of Hunter Biden, son of Democratic presidential candidate Joseph Biden. Bloomberg reported this on Saturday.

According to him, the legal committee on Thursday summoned Zuckerberg and Dorsey to testify. On Friday night, the committee announced that CEOs would attend voluntarily.

Twitter and Facebook previously restricted the distribution on their platforms of the New York Post material about Hunter Biden's correspondence with Vadim Pozharsky, advisor to the management of the Ukrainian company Burisma. One of the letters is dated April 17, 2015, and was sent to Hunter Biden a year after he was included on the Burisma board. Pozharsky in this letter thanked Hunter Biden for the invitation to Washington and the opportunity to meet with his father, who at that time was vice president. In another message, dated May 2014, Pozharsky asked Biden Jr.'s advice on how his influence could be used “on behalf of Burisma.”

Hunter Biden was a member of the Burisma board from 2014 to 2019, and his father in 2016, while serving as vice president of the United States, called for the dismissal of Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin, who began an investigation into the activities of this Ukrainian company. Shokin was fired and the Burisma investigation was suspended. In February 2020, the State Bureau of Investigation of Ukraine opened a criminal case on Shokin's statement about alleged interference in his work by Joseph Biden.

The current US President Donald Trump, in the light of the publication of the New York Post, accused Biden of lying and involvement in corruption. According to the Republican, "Biden's repeated statements that he never spoke to Hunter about his business ties were a lie." Trump called Biden "a corrupt politician who cannot be claimed as president."

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