Not that long ago, Elon Musk exposed Twitter’s former executives. The billionaire CEO revealed that the social network had been colluding with Democrats in the federal government to violate your First Amendment rights. The fallout of his “Twitter Files” has been tremendous. And we are only getting started.
Republicans are outraged at how liberals trampled Americans’ rights, all with support from the government. And constitutional scholar, Sen. Ted Cruz, is not going to take this lying down. In the aftermath of the Twitter Files, he is putting all of Big Tech on notice.
On Monday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) stated that he will, in his role as Ranking Member of the Senate Commerce Committee, investigate censorship at Google, Facebook, and TikTok using the Twitter files as a guide…
“…I launched a full investigation into big tech censorship, where we are going to take the Twitter files, we’re going to take what Elon Musk has made public and use that as a roadmap to go after Facebook, to go after Google, to go after YouTube, to go after TikTok…
“I believe big tech censorship is the single greatest threat to free speech in America and it’s the single greatest threat to free and fair elections. And the reason it has gone on so long is because it’s been in darkness and the objective of this investigation that I launched today is to bring sunlight and transparency and to expose what they’re doing and hold them accountable.” [Source: Breitbart]
It looks like the good old days of liberals pushing around conservatives is over. At least on social media. In the aftermath of Elon’s Twitter Files, Sen. Ted Cruz announced an investigation into other major social media and Big Tech platforms.
He has vowed to use the Twitter Files as a guide to look into how other tech companies violated the First Amendment rights of conservatives.
Look, if Twitter–a smaller social network–was silencing you, imagine what companies like Google and Facebook were doing. Documents released by Musk show that top Twitter executives were coordinating with the FBI and other agencies to take down content that hurt Joe Biden’s candidacy.
Do any of us believe the government wasn’t also doing the exact same thing with every other Big Tech company? Come on, man. They probably did much more with large platforms like YouTube and TikTok.
As the ranking member of the Senate Commerce Committee, Ted Cruz can subpoena documents and calls executives to D.C. for questioning. Don’t be fooled, these executives will work very hard to hide what they were doing. But the cat’s out of the bag. Nobody’s going to believe Google and Facebook weren’t doing what Twitter was doing.
Plenty of folks in Big Tech could be facing justice.
Author: Jim Stone