Kevin McCarthy denounces “Twitter’s dangerous efforts to silence Americans”

Minority parliamentary leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) slammed Twitter’s “continued and dangerous efforts to silence Americans” on his platform after Representative Marjorie Taylor Green (R-GA) was permanently suspended – promising to “take action that protects Americans when they express their constitutionally protected views” when the GOP regains a majority.

“Diversity of opinion is the cornerstone of our democracy,” McCarthy said in a statement. “And yet this core American value is under attack by the Big Techs – entities that have amassed more power and more control over more speech than any other institution in history.” He noted that Big Tech’s decisions to ban congressman and prominent doctors because they don’t share the same views that companies have about “real costs.”

“As we get more information about the virus, it is clear that many opinions once demonized by tech companies and the political elite are proving to be true,” McCarthy explained, noting the “lockdown, shutdown doctrines of ‘Schools and threat of covid-19 disease by age group and previous infection are currently being reversed. “

McCarthy said that while the censorship was occurring on the right, Americans on the political left – including various newscasters, members of Congress, and Vice President Kamala Harris – “made public comments which are now universally understood to be false. However, they do not suffer any repercussions from the guardians of the American public square. “

“It is clear that any talk that does not align with Big Tech orthodoxy is muzzled,” McCarthy said. At the same time, he explained that Democrats, since they have no repercussions from their previous statements, “have shown no interest in passing laws that will promote a diversity of views” because it does not affect them. not.

“Big Tech platforms should not be allowed to use the Section 230 shield, which was designed to foster an open Internet, to censor free speech protected by the First Amendment,” McCarthy added. “House Republicans will be prepared to take action that protects Americans when they express their constitutionally protected views, just as we have laws in effect today that prohibit discrimination by business in many other contexts.” . “

In turn, McCarthy led the committees and task forces under his authority to continue working to elicit much-needed responses from big tech companies on their practice of silencing Americans. In addition, he called on committees and working groups to find a way to hold companies accountable.

“The American experience depends on the freedom and ability of Americans to speak out, which Republicans are fighting to preserve,” he said.

McCarthy’s statement comes after Twitter permanently suspended Greene’s personal account over the New Years weekend. Breitbart News reported that Twitter had not provided any specific reasons or tweets that went against the terms. use of the company, but instead said the ban was triggered by “repeated violations of our COVID-19 disinformation policy.”

Jacob Bliss is a reporter for Breitbart News. You can follow it on Twitter.

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