Truth Social CEO Devin Nunes calls on Twitter to 'release all the files'
"Elon needs to release all the files, all of them. And if not, Congress should subpoena them."
Trump Media & Technology Group CEO Devin Nunes on Thursday called on Twitter to completely release its internal documents detailing the platform's censorship efforts and suggested lawmakers hit the firm with subpoenas should it fail to do so.
Appearing on Newsmax's "The Chris Salcedo Show," Nunes addressed the platform's recent measured releases of internal documents exposing the involvement of the company's executives in suppressing disfavored viewpoints on the platform.
Twitter CEO Elon Musk, through several journalists, has continuously published what have become known as the "Twitter Files," a series of multi-post exposés on the platform's processes for flagging tweets and limiting their reach.
"We knew it was happening, and now the release of at least some of these files show at least more than circumstantial evidence — the first evidence we have that's direct evidence on point," Nunes said. "Elon needs to release all the files, all of them. And if not, Congress should subpoena them."
"We knew he was banned. We knew it was wrong," he continued. What about the millions of Americans out there whose First Amendment rights have been denied by Twitter and what is likely going to end up also the United States government weighing in to Twitter, to have these First Amendment rights denied for American people?"
Prominently included in the releases were the internal deliberations about permanently banning former President Donald Trump from the platform following Jan. 6, 2021. Trump's suspension ultimately prompted the founding of the Trump Media & Technology Group, which is the parent company of nascent social media platform Truth Social.
Trump on Thursday announced his platform for protecting free speech should he successfully reclaim the presidency in 2024. Included in that plan was a call for House Republicans to send preservation letters to federal agencies and Big Tech companies warning them not to destroy evidence of censorship or collusion.