Representative Jordan says – “Let’s cut to the chase, big tech is out to get conservatives. That’s a fact.”
Jordan said “That’s not a suspicion. That’s not a hunch. That’s a fact.”
Just hours ago, President Trump tweeted the if Congress doesn’t bring fairness to Big Tech, which they should have done years ago, I will do it myself with Executive Orders. In Washington, it has been ALL TALK and NO ACTION for years, and the people of ur Country are sick and tired of it!
Committee Chair David Cicilline denies Rep. Jordan’s request to invite Representative Mike Johnson, ranking member of the Constitution Subcommittee to participate in the Big Tech hearings. “This has never happened in the history of the Judiciary Committee.”
Representative Josh Hawley says Big Tech “exercises more power than any corporations in history.” “They use that power to control, manipulate, and spy on Americans. Why is the federal government helping them do it? Time to turn off the manipulation machine.
GOP leader Representative Kevin McCarthy announced the questions he would post to Big Tech on twitter this morning. He notes the need for Big Tech to reject the” authoritarian demands” from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP); the media and big tech ties to China have been exposed previously.
The New York Times tweeted this morning on the absurdity of the situation. “Today’s big tech hearing is set to be a bizarre spectacle: 4 men who run companies worth nearly $5 trillion combined — and who include 2 of the world’s richest individuals — primed to argue that their businesses are really not that powerful after all.”
Representative Doug Collins calls for rolling Big Tech’s “Section 230” protection back.
Perhaps one of the most concise statements on the censorship issue – why can Big Tech discriminate against you based on your political ideology. They’re given Section 230 protection because they claim to be platforms – in theory, neutral -and not politically motivated.