IAP Signs Coalition Letter to Senator McConnell Outlining Goals for New FTC Commissioner

August 18, 2022

WASHINGTON — In anticipation of Republican Commissioner Noah Phillips of the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) upcoming departure from the agency, the Internet Accountability Project signed onto a coalition letter sent to Senator Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) urging him to search for a replacement that will aid in the fight to break up Big Tech and put an end to their monopolistic practices. The letter was also signed by the American Principles Project, Heritage Action, the Center for Renewing America, and The Bull Moose Project.

“We the undersigned groups hope you will consider selecting a nominee who has demonstrated throughout their career a willingness to take on the unchecked power of the most powerful Big Tech companies, especially given how these companies have weaponized their combined market power to directly interfere in our free and fair elections,” said the letter.

“The bipartisan FTC cabal that has emboldened Big Tech for over a decade must be broken. An important step in the right direction will be to nominate to the FTC qualified and seasoned conservatives with proven track records in law enforcement. Furthermore, the FTC is also likely to serve an important role as an enforcer for future policy decisions made by this Congress, especially as it relates to Big Tech. For that reason, we suggest nominating someone who has experience working on these issues in Congress, which would provide the agency with an understanding of the legislative process and which would help bring a holistic perspective on competition issues to the table – with policy, law enforcement and litigation experience,” the letter continued.

“Candidates who meet this description should be prioritized because, as recent events demonstrate, Big Tech monopolies will stop at nothing to protect their gatekeeper over commerce, speech, and even democracy itself,” the letter concluded.

The Internet Accountability Project is a conservative grassroots advocacy organization that opposes Big Tech and seeks to hold these companies accountable for their bad acts.

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