Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH) raked Big Tech over the coals, saying there’s no more denying what can be plainly seen: “Big Tech is out to get conservatives. That’s not a suspicion. That's not a hunch. That's a fact.”
Jordan slammed Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Apple CEO Tim Cook, Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for being openly biased against conservatives and for trying to throttle political opposition as the 2020 election approaches. He observed, “[W]e’re 97 days before an election,” and Big Tech is engaged in “censoring conservatives and trying to impact elections.” He warned, “If it doesn’t end, there have to be consequences.”
Jordan summarized at the House Committee on the Judiciary’s Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law Subcommittee how Twitter allows the leadership of Iran to use the platform, the very same nation he called the “largest state sponsor of terrorism.” He remarked on how Twitter allowed Iranian leadership to threaten to “strike a reciprocal blow” to the U.S. after Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Major General Qasem Soleimani was killed. He then observed that Iranian leadership can use Twitter to “threaten the citizens of this great country,” but the U.S. president “gets censored” for declaring that he will not allow violent rioters from building an autonomous zone in Washington, D.C.
Jordan even trashed Big Tech across the board for censoring users who contradict the World Health Organization, “the organization that lied to us, the organization that shilled for China,” he qualified. Jordan juxtaposed how WHO “can say whatever they want. They can lie for China, they can shill for China,” but “if you say something against them, you get censored.” WHO, as late as mid-January, told millions of Twitter users that “Chinese authorities have found no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission” of COVID-19.
He mentioned how Twitter reportedly shadowbanned Republicans, including Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC), Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) and Jordan himself. He said Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey responded by saying, “Oh, it was just a glitch in our algorithm.”
Indeed, this comes at a time when the overwhelming majority of Americans from across the political spectrum are skeptical over Big Tech’s unchecked power, a Pew Research Center study found. “Overall, 72% of U.S. adults say social media companies have too much power and influence in politics today, according to the June 16-22 survey,” Pew’s FactTank observed July 22. In addition, about half of Americans surveyed also believe the government should do more to regulate Big Tech companies whose power appears to be unchecked.
Conservatives are under attack. Give the House Committee on the Judiciary’s Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law Subcommittee a call at 202-225-3951 and demand that Big Tech be held accountable. If you have been censored, contact us at the Media Research Center contact form.