UPDATED 8:40 AM PT – Friday, December 11, 2020
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is coming down on Big Tech for their continued bias against conservative voices.
During a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, the Texas Republican clashed with Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) over social media’s recent attempt to limit users based on political affiliation.
Whitehouse argued that tech companies had the right to limit information they believed to be false, which Cruz said could cause different opinions to be labeled as disinformation and, thus, face censorship.
The more power #BigTech accumulates, the more emboldened & brazen they become. @YouTube’s recent decision to remove content alleging voter fraud is just the latest example of that. pic.twitter.com/54kmzWKMhM
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) December 10, 2020
.@Google owned @YouTube officially announcing free speech no longer allowed. If you have concerns about election integrity, you must sit down and shut up. Repeal Section 230 and break these companies up https://t.co/EfBfCZHzv2
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) December 9, 2020