(ReliableNews.org) – In the days after the January 6 incident at the US Capitol, Democrats and the media blamed President Donald Trump. That led to social media platforms silencing the sitting POTUS. And now the GOP is ready to take on Big Tech.
When Twitter permanently banned the president, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) called it a “serious mistake” and said he’s “more determined than ever” to make the changes necessary to hold Big Tech accountable.
Twitter may ban me for this but I willingly accept that fate: Your decision to permanently ban President Trump is a serious mistake.
The Ayatollah can tweet, but Trump can’t. Says a lot about the people who run Twitter.
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) January 9, 2021
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) called the purge of conservative social media sites “absurd and profoundly dangerous.”
Big Tech’s PURGE, censorship & abuse of power is absurd & profoundly dangerous.
If you agree w/ Tech’s current biases (Iran, good; Trump, bad), ask yourself, what happens when you disagree?
Why should a handful of Silicon Valley billionaires have a monopoly on political speech? https://t.co/ehgVYtHX7H
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) January 9, 2021
Reports indicate the president also plans to take action against Big Tech before January 20. How or what that is going to look like is not entirely clear, but one thing that is clear is that these companies have way too much power. No tech company should be able to silence the president of the United States.
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