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July 6, 2021

Twitter Just Lost Immunity

TheQuartering [7/6/2021]

Twitter is losing control!

According to FoxNews:

House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., unveiled plans over the weekend to hold Big Tech companies accountable for what he described as “conservative censorship” and anti-competitive practices.

In a letter to fellow Republicans on Sunday, McCarthy outlined plans that would curb existing legal protections for companies like Twitter if they censor content while making it easier for state attorneys general to bring antitrust actions against tech behemoths like Google and Amazon if they break the law.

“For the sake of preserving free speech and a free economy, it’s time Big Tech faces the music,” McCarthy said. “House Republicans are ready to lead.”

The GOP leader pointed to 2018, when conservative figures such as Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., and Donald Trump Jr. were “shadow banned” on Twitter, while Google search results for “California Republicans” compared them to Nazis.

“Since then, the examples of conservative censorship and bias across internet platforms has proliferated,” the letter said. “Each one of you are all too familiar with how Big Tech and its overwhelmingly liberal executives want to set the agenda and silence conservatives.”

Fox News reached out to Twitter and Google for comment, but they did not immediately respond.

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