Oh man. Rep. Ted Lieu now playing a tape of Candace Owens, who is sitting right there, saying it would have been fine if Hitler just wanted to make Germany great. pic.twitter.com/BIIQGOeKPC
— Jennifer Bendery (@jbendery) April 9, 2019
Dem Rep. Ted Lieu now playing Candace Owens' video from two months ago where she said said Hitler's problem is that he "wanted to globalize." Lieu then asked a question about "people wanting legitimize Adolph Hitler" and how that feeds into white supremacy.
— Ben Collins (@oneunderscore__) April 9, 2019
Many, many words were said — but were they ever dumb!
-6 months ago a Nazi murdered 11 Jews in Pittsburgh.
-6 weeks ago a Nazi plotted to murder a list of Trump's enemies.
-3 weeks ago a Nazi murdered 50 Muslims in Christchurch.
Here's how the GOP is spending today's first hearing on Nazi terrorism: https://t.co/WEf9sDmlGE
— Zeddediah Springfield (@Zeddary) April 9, 2019
Per the Washington Post:
A tense congressional hearing to explore the spread of white nationalism on social media quickly served to illustrate the problem Silicon Valley faces after anonymous users on YouTube began posting vitriolic attacks that targeted others on the basis of race and religion…
“These Jews want to destroy all white nations,” wrote the user Celtic Pride.
“Anti-hate is a code word for anti-white,” wrote another named Fight White Genocide.
Appearing before the committee, Alexandria Walden, the counsel for free expression and human rights at Google, stressed the tech giant has invested in people and technology to remove content that incites violent or spreads hate. “We know the very platforms that have enabled these societal benefits can be abused,” she said…
“This just illustrates part of the problem we’re dealing with,” said Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), the chairman of the committee, after seeing the Post’s report.
His comment was greeted with skepticism by Rep. Louie Gohmert, a Texas Republican. “Could that be another hate hoax?” he asked. “Just keep an open mind.”