As the 2020 election draws near, the battle for social media supremacy has reached a boiling point. In recent weeks, Twitter has come under fire from conservatives for its decision to censor and fact-check President Donald Trump’s tweets. This has sparked a fierce backlash from Republicans, who accuse the tech giant of censorship and bias.
Enter Steve Bannon’s War Room: Pandemic. Launched in late April, the podcast is hosted by former White House adviser Steve Bannon and former Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale. The show has become a rallying point for conservatives and Trump supporters, who are eager to push back against Twitter’s alleged censorship.
Bannon and Parscale have used their platform to call out Twitter’s censorship, accusing the company of silencing conservative voices. They have also urged their listeners to take action by contacting their representatives and demanding that Congress take a stand against Twitter’s actions.
And it appears that their efforts are paying off. In recent weeks, several Republican lawmakers have spoken out against Twitter’s decision to censor the president. Most notably, Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) introduced the “Stop Social Media Censorship Act,” which would hold social media companies accountable for censoring political speech.
The bill is still in its early stages, but it has already gained significant support from Republicans. In addition, several other GOP lawmakers have voiced their support for the legislation, including Senators Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tennessee).
It remains to be seen whether the “Stop Social Media Censorship Act” will gain enough traction to become law. But it’s clear that Steve Bannon and Brad Parscale have tapped into a powerful sentiment among conservatives, who are eager to push back against what they see as censorship of conservative voices on social media. With the election fast approaching, it’s likely that this issue will remain a major point of contention between Republicans and Democrats.