Rep. David McKinley (R-WV) confronted Jack Dorsey with live tweets posting to advertise illegal drug sales and violating the company’s policies during the Twitter CEO’s congressional hearing Wednesday. McKinley pulled up a Twitter page with the words “Percoset buy” searched to rebuke Dorsey’s claims that the social-media website had “strong terms of service that prevent this activity.” “Mr. Dorsey, within the last hour, here’s an ad for cocaine on Twitter,” he said. “I would be ashamed if I were you... I’m astounded that the information is still on there.” He continued, saying that his constituents were “very hard-hit” in the drug epidemic and said “we don’t need to have our social media promoting the use of illegal drugs.” Dorsey said the tweets were “unacceptable” and the company would “act” to remove them. McKinley then finished his remarks, saying he should “take a good hard look at it, and be serious about it this next time.
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