Working to End Big Tech Bias
One of the major issues facing the United States is Big Tech working hand-in-glove with Washington Bureaucrats to censor conservative voices.
Recently, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg casually admitted during a podcast interview that in the days leading up to the 2020 election, Facebook censored the New York Post bombshell revelation about Hunter Biden’s laptop—a story that would be harmful to then-candidate Biden’s presidential campaign.
According to Zuckerberg, Facebook made the decision to censor the story after the FBI contacted Facebook to warn them of the high likelihood of “misinformation” stories.
Not only did Facebook and other Big Tech social media companies censor the story, but they also squashed all credibility by branding it “Russian disinformation.” Of course, the story was later proven to be true, but conveniently after the polls had closed.
The Hunter Biden laptop story is only one example. We now know that Facebook & the Biden Administration have arranged weekly and monthly calls to discuss what to censor on the platform.
Our Nation depends on the right to free speech, and free speech is threatened when the open marketplace of information and ideas is filtered and limited through the lens of politics.
I am proud to join Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers and others in introducing the Protecting Speech from Government Interference Act to put stop government officials from using their positions of authority, influence, or resources to censor free speech.
Our bill will impose harsh penalties on any federal employee who engages in political activities in their official capacity. It will also prevent any employee from the Executive Office of the President or Presidential agency appointees from engaging in censorship in a personal capacity.
We will not allow the government to demean the intelligence of Americans by spoon-feeding the narratives that fit whoever is in power at the time and killing stories they think will be detrimental. The American people deserve better.