Republicans have controlled the House and Senate, as well as the Presidency for almost two years, yet still, big tech totalitarians at Facebook, Twitter and Google continue to censor speech based on political differences, with little to no pushback from lawmakers.
Given the enormous influence these tech monopolies have over society, it’s time to hold them accountable for their blatant and destructive bias.
In 1998, the Department of Justice sued Microsoft for its monopolization of the World Wide Web, a case that eventually ended in a settlement by Microsoft. The entire ordeal was one that put Microsoft on notice that it could not own the entire web, stifling competition—and voices—from being heard.
To be clear, discriminating against individuals based on political differences has little to do with what defines a monopoly, but given the influence that big tech companies such as Facebook, Twitter and Google have over access to information and the transmittance of information throughout society in 2018, their power is becoming analogous to Microsoft’s in the 1990s.
Given this seemingly unyielding power, in conjunction with blatant and repeated stifling of speech based on political partisanship, it’s time for Congress to put big leftist tech on notice that they are not untouchable.
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