(RightWing.org) – Earlier this week, Google banned ZeroHedge from its ad platform. The tech giant said they decided to take action after fans of the conservative website made derogatory comments under articles about Black Lives Matter. A spokesperson said the comment section violated its policies. Republicans are taking action against censorship as a result.
GOP lawmakers are now using the ban as an example of why the government should limit tech giants’ protections under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. Senate Judiciary Committee Tech Task Force Chairwoman Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) said the decision by Google gives federal regulators “more ammo” in their case against tech companies.
Senator Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) agrees with the move to go after tech.
It’s clear action must be taken to hold Big Tech accountable for its blatant disregard of the 1st Amendment.
— Senator Kelly Loeffler (@SenatorLoeffler) June 19, 2020
Tech companies have been censoring conservative voices for far too long. It’s about time steps were taken to limit their immunity. Hopefully, Republicans can get the job done.
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