Republican Convention Speakers BASH Big Tech Censorship

August 27th, 2020 2:40 PM

Republican National Convention (RNC) speakers have not been afraid to call out Big Tech for its role in censoring conservatives. 

Speakers like Charlie Kirk, Nick Sandmann and Tiffany and Melania Trump have stressed the importance of maintaining American freedoms, and have called out Big Tech companies to do so over the first three nights of the RNC.

“The American way of life means you speak your mind without retribution, without being kicked off social media by a self-righteous censor in Silicon Valley,” Charlie Kirk, the president of Turning Point USA, said on the first night of the convention. 

Kirk also called out the hypocrisy of social media censorship: “We are kicking doctors off of social media, yet promoting Chinese state-funded propaganda on major tech platforms.”

Nick Sandmann, who described himself as “the teenager who was defamed by the media after an encounter with a group of protesters on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial last year,” addressed media bias on the second night of the convention. 

“I believe we must all embrace our First Amendment rights and not hide in fear of the media or from the tech companies or from the outrage mob either. This is worth fighting for, this is worth voting for, and this is what Donald Trump stands for,” said Sandmann. 

First Lady Melania Trump and Tiffany Trump both spoke on the second night of the convention as well. The First Lady related to mothers in America saying, “just like me, I'm sure many of you are looking for answers, how to talk to your children about the downside of technology and their relationships with their peers.” Tiffany called out Big Tech companies, saying, “People must recognize that our thoughts, our opinions, and even the choice of who we are voting for may, and are, being manipulated and visibly coerced by the media and tech giants.”

Conservatives are under attack. Contact the FCC at 1-888-225-5322 and/or via the MRC’s FCC contact form to give your take on the petition filed by the Department of Commerce regarding Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996. Demand that Big Tech be held to account to mirror the First Amendment while providing transparency, clarity on “hate speech” and equal footing for conservatives.