Fox News: Conservatives worry GOP will go soft on Big Tech after Jim Jordan’s surprise committee decision

January 31, 2023

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House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan’s appointment of Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., to lead the antitrust subcommittee instead of Rep. Ken Buck, R-Colo., is causing some conservatives to question how effective the House will be in reining in Big Tech.

Jordan, R-Ohio, announced last week that Massie would chair the Subcommittee on the Administrative State, Regulatory Reform, and Antitrust, which came as a disappointment to Buck, who has been a leader from the Republican side on antitrust reform. Buck says Massie’s appointment is a signal to how Jordan plans to approach antitrust enforcement of Big Tech companies.

Mike Davis, president of the Internet Accountability Project and former chief counsel for nominations in the Senate, told Fox News Digital, “If Jim Jordan and Kevin McCarthy support antitrust reforms, it could get passed in the House, passed in the Senate, and signed into law immediately.”

“The reason Big Tech can censor, silence, de-platform, or cancel conservatives is because they have monopoly power,” Davis said. “And they use their monopoly power to shutter small businesses and crush competition. Section 230 reform is not going to pass this Congress. Antitrust reforms can pass if Kevin McCarthy and Jim Jordan get out of the way.”

“They’ve really shown their cards here by passing over Ken Buck,” Davis said.

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