Big Tech

Trump Promise Kept: Administration Acts To Protect Americans Against Online Censorship

We applaud the fact that President Trump and Secretary Ross agree with us that the time has passed for lame excuses from Big Tech. The Commerce Department petition is a good first step, however, absent Congress acting decisively to counter the threat to freedom of speech from Big Tech companies, it’s time for the federal government to also consider antitrust solutions for companies like Google and the rest of the Big Tech industry that have grown too powerful and too irresponsible.

Silicon Valley Ramps Up Censorship Of Conservatives

We all know that America's Frontline Doctors weren’t deplatformed and censored for providing misleading information about COVID-19, they were deplatformed and censored for providing information that demonstrates President Trump was right, and that contradicts and undermines the Democrats’ plan to ramp up the misery to help them defeat Trump in the 2020 election.

How many more times will Google censor conservatives, and then lie about it?

The Free Speech Alliance, which includes ConservativeHQ.com, has released a letter saying if Google won’t be honest and fix its censorship problem, then Congress must act decisively to counter the threat to freedom of speech from Google and other Big Tech companies. It’s time for the federal government to consider antitrust solutions for companies like Google and the rest of the Big Tech industry that have grown too powerful and too irresponsible.

Thoughts in General and Particular

Scott McKay, The American Spectator

Why is Big Tech so anti-American? The answer isn’t really the conspiratorial explanation you might be expecting. It’s fairly simple. The people who do all the work at Google, Facebook, Twitter, and all the other Big Tech companies in Silicon Valley are not Americans. It’s not that they’re leftists who hate this country, though they certainly could be. It’s that the people who do all the work for them come from God-knows-where and couldn’t give a damn about this country. When five out of seven employees at these companies are foreigners, it’s not a surprise that they don’t recognize American values of free speech.

Downsides to Breaking Up Big Tech

Stephen Moore, CNS News

Washington’s assault against America’s tech companies would aid and abet China. Conservatives are rightly suspicious of Big Tech’s political power and liberal slant. The recent effort by Amazon in refusing to sell a book critical of the coronavirus lockdown is just a recent example of how the tech world seems to go out of its way to appease the left and to alienate and even silence the right. But the one thing free market conservatives are even warier of is big government. We learned big-time during the coronavirus crisis that tech isn’t broken. The last thing we need now is for Trump or Congress to fix it.

Conservative Free Speech Alliance Passes 60 Member Organizations

The Free Speech Alliance (FSA), a coalition of conservative organizations and conservative leaders committed to protecting free speech online, surpassed 60 members yesterday. To sign your organization on as a coalition member, please submit your request through this contact form, and a member of the External Affairs team will be in touch ASAP.

A Precedent for Ending Big Tech’s Monopoly

Ned Ryun, American Greatness

The tech monopolies are a very real and present threat to our freedom. If the tech monopolies are left in their current form, our republic and our freedoms are over. Anything and everything that will break their power, including antitrust suits, should be pursued. All Steve Mnuchin must do is issue a Treasury edict that makes this issue of building intangible assets, which means every auditor must look at advertising expenses not as deductions, but as long term capital assets. These tech monopolies were allowed to come into existence because of gray areas and advantages created in law and tax regulations. Only law and regulation can bring them to heel.

Conservatives Launch “Internet Accountability Project” To Hold Big Tech Accountable For Their Bad Acts

The Internet Accountability Project (IAP), a new 501(c)(4) nonprofit advocacy organization, has been launched to oppose “Big Tech” and hold them accountable for their bad acts. Mike Davis, a former top Senate Judiciary Committee counsel who guided the Kavanaugh confirmation and Rachel Bovard, a conservative policy leader will head the new organization.

Live Action Proves Facebook Censorship Of Pro-Lifers

Not only did Facebook fail to get disinterested perspectives, they appear to have gone out of their way to find pro-abortion activists whose public opposition to pro-life views is indisputable. This is clear evidence of bias and discrimination against Live Action's over three million strong Facebook community members and an outrageous act of censorship on the part of Facebook.

Silicon Valley’s Corporate Totalitarianism Growing

The most disturbing attribute of a corporate social credit system is not that it’s invasive, but that it’s extralegal. Crimes are punished outside the legal system, which means no presumption of innocence, no legal representation, no judge, no jury, and often no appeal says tech and society commentator Mike Elgan.

Facebook Head Fakes Conservatives With Empty Bias Report

Former Arizona Republican Senator Jon Kyl's long-awaited report on Facebook’s bias against conservatives was a complete white wash of Facebook's anti-conservative culture. It is becoming increasingly clear that legislation, such as Senator Josh Hawley’s (R-Mo.) Ending Support for Internet Censorship Act, is the only way to rein-in Big Tech and end social media's censorship of conservatives.

Google Teaching Artificial Intelligence To Attack Conservatives

Fans of the Terminator series of science fiction action movies will recall that the Terminators were the product of an Artificial Intelligence defense system that turned against humans and decided to wipe out its creators. But what if Skynet had been programed so that it only learned to attack white people, or Christians, or conservatives?

Google Exposed: Search Giant Working To ‘Prevent’ Trump 2020

In a bombshell new undercover video, insider interview and document leak, James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas has exposed that search giant Google, whose senior executives were intimately involved in the Obama administration and Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, has plans to “prevent” another "Trump situation" in 2020.

Conservative Principles Do Not Require Us To Roll Over For Big Tech

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

Why not bar political discrimination in social media, internet infrastructure (like search engines) and in business in general? We correctly bar racial discrimination because it is unJudeo-Christian and unAmerican to create a caste of second-class citizens by denying some people the ability to equally participate in society. The political discrimination we see today bars citizens from full participation in society and in their own governance. A citizen who cannot express his ideas is crippled; a citizen who loses a bank account or can’t buy a gun to protect his family because some software maker doesn’t like the idea of peasants having pitchforks is no longer a citizen but a serf.

The Media/Democrat Complex Strikes Big Tech

Ben Shapiro, CNS News

The media and Democrats have picked the right target: The lords of Big Tech are eager to please and frightened of blowback. They're political liberals who can be intimidated into censorship while being simultaneously assured that they're making the world a better place. They aren't. All it would take for this censorious moment to end would be a little backbone: Facebook, YouTube and Twitter announcing that they won't censor people unless those people violate actual First Amendment principles like incitement and libel; advertisers announcing that they won't pull their dollars based on astroturfed pressure tactics. But backbone is in short supply. And the glut of intimidation won't relax anytime soon.