(RepublicanPress.org) – It’s no great secret that Facebook aggressively worked to throttle conservative voices throughout the 2020 general election. The company’s head, Mark Zuckerberg, admitted Facebook coordinated censorship efforts with Google and Twitter during a Senate testimony last November.
On New Year’s Day, the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) reported that Facebook suspended an advertising account supporting the reelection of Georgia’s incumbent Republican Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue. There are only four days left before the runoffs.
Big Tech is at it again.
Facebook has shut down the ad account for the Georgia Battleground Fund, a joint fundraising committee for NRSC, @Perduesenate, and @kloeffler.
This is unacceptable with only 4 days to Election Day.
— Senate Republicans (@NRSC) January 1, 2021
Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA) spoke out against that effort by Facebook during an appearance on Fox and Friends on Saturday, January 2, 2021.
Asked about the integrity of the runoffs, Rep. Hice stated that Facebook’s actions show the need to address the continued legal protections big-tech companies enjoy under Section 230 of the 1996 Communications Decency Act. Continuing, he said that Congress is “going to have to address” the issue.
President Donald Trump already took the first step towards preventing online censorship with an executive order targeting Section 230 on May 28, 2020. Now, it’s up to Rep. Hice and other members of Congress to finish the job he started.
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