Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) appeared on Wednesday night’s edition of the Fox News television program “Tucker Carlson Tonight” to discuss the rampant censorship of any information or free speech that does not align with the left-wing values of Silicon Valley tech monopolies such as Google, Facebook, and Twitter.
“We learned today that the tech companies are gonna keep doing this, they’re gonna keep censoring conservatives, they’re gonna keep putting their thumb on the scale for the Biden campaign as long as Congress lets them,” Hawley said in reference to Wednesday’s mostly symbolic congressional hearings on tech censorship.
“It’s that simple Tucker, they think they can get away with it, they’re totally unrepentant, Congress needs to take action on this,” Hawley continued. “I’m glad we’re talking about it, that’s fine, The time for talk really has passed. It’s time for Congress to legislate. Take away the special immunity that these tech companies get for this censorship.”
The Missouri senator went on to note, “If you want to know what it’s like to live in an aristocracy, I mean just open your eyes, this is it.. I mean where one tiny group – in Jack Dorsey’s case, of really weird people – control what we’re allowed to say, what we’re allowed to share, who’s allowed to report on what, I mean it’s just absolutely ludicrous, it really just is modern day aristocracy and it going to continue until Congress stops it, which is why Congress has got to act and do it now.”
Tucker Carlson & Senator @HawleyMO Discuss Big Tech's Suppression Of The Biden Scandal
Senator Hawley: "The time for talk really has passed. It's time for Congress to legislate. Take away the special immunity that these tech companies get for this censorship." #Section230 pic.twitter.com/WjGb2xxh3c
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President Trump signed an executive order on tech censorship this year that has turned out to be largely toothless in practice. Facebook and Twitter continue to censor and deplatform right-wing content, while promoting left-wing talking points and refusing to censor violent organizations like Black Lives Matter.