A Washington free speech advocate lashed into two Democratic Party senators this week who recently challenged Facebook for censoring pro-abortion posts.
“Big Tech monopolists regularly censor and silence conservatives, and Democrats don’t seem to care,” Internet Accountability Project President and founder and Article III Project founder Mike Davis wrote in an email to MRC Free Speech America. “Let’s be clear: ‘content moderation’ is just liberal-speak for censorship.”
The comments came after two Democratic Party senators hypocritically whined in a letter to Facebook and Instagram. Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) complained in a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Instagram head Adam Mosseri that the platforms have censored some pro-abortion posts.
But both senators have pushed for increased online censorship before. Internet Accountability Project president and founder Mike Davis slammed the hypocrisy of the senators and Big Tech’s overall biased censorship in exclusive comments to MRC Free Speech America.
“It’s very troubling that Democrat politicians don’t consistently show the same concern for speech with which they disagree,” Davis wrote. “The right to free speech is only realized when all sides of an issue can speak freely and openly without fear of reprisal or censorship.”
Davis called out Warren specifically. “As a leading advocate for censoring those with whom she disagrees, Senator Warren’s selective outrage is shamelessly hypocritical but unfortunately all too predictable,” Davis wrote. Warren previously demanded that Amazon increase censorship of so-called COVID-19 “misinformation.”
Davis suggested this represents a double standard on Warren’s part. “When Senator Warren starts defending conservatives from being de-platformed, censored, downranked and silenced, then she should be taken seriously,” Davis said. “Until then, she should continue to be ignored as the lame partisan she is.”
Davis proposed a solution to the pro-censorship mode of operation of Big Tech, saying the U.S.’s “century-old antitrust laws” should be leveraged to hold tech “monopolists” accountable and break up Big Tech companies.
Platforms like Google, Facebook, Apple and Amazon would not be able to “get away with their leftwing censorship” if they were not monopolies and had to compete for users in the free market, Davis said.
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