In an interview with FNC's Maria Bartiromo, House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes responds to reports from VICE News that he and fellow Republican Congressmen Mark Meadows, Jim Jordan, and Matt Gaetz have been "shadow-banned" by Twitter, meaning it is more difficult for people to see their tweets. Others allegedly muted by Twitter include the president's son Don Jr. and RNC Chairwoman, Ronna Romney McDaniel.
BARTIROMO: Mr. Chairman, let me switch gears and ask you about what's going on with Twitter and shadow banning. The president tweeted about. Do you think social media is censoring conservative views and conservative speakers?
NUNES: Yeah, you know what? I had no idea what shadow banning even was. I had absolutely no clue. For several months people have been contacting me saying, "I tried to find you on Twitter. I couldn't find your account, why is that?"
And then we had a report that came out where in fact there were four people in the House of Representatives -- and the only four politicians in the country, elected officials that were being quote-unquote, they don't call it shadow banning, but effectively we were getting tied up in some kind of trap, to where people couldn't see our Twitter feed. That was Mr. Gaetz, Mr. Meadows, Mr. Jordan, and myself. So I don't know what Twitter's up to, it sure looks to me like they are censoring people. And they ought to stop it. We are looking at any legal remedies that we can go through. /blockquote>