IAP Statement on Introduction of Bipartisan Bills to Rein in Big Tech

June 11, 2021

WASHINGTON – Mike Davis, founder and president of the Internet Accountability Project (IAP), today released the following statement regarding the introduction of several bipartisan bills in Congress to rein in Big Tech.

“For too many years, our federal law-enforcement agencies simply ignored our century-old antitrust laws. So did Congress. This antitrust amnesty is a key reason Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Apple illegally became too big and too powerful. These trillion-dollar Big Tech monopolists abuse their market power to censor views with which they disagree, cancel conservatives, and crush small businesses.

“Just in the last year, Big Tech has de-platformed a sitting President of the United States (while permitting Iran’s leader to tweet out calls for Israel’s destruction), censored one of America’s oldest newspapers to help a pro-Big Tech candidate win the presidency, silenced scientists and doctors for their disapproved but ultimately correct views on Covid treatments and lockdowns, and colluded to kill a startup competitor to another Big Tech monopolist.

“Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) introduced six bipartisan bills to rein in Big Tech’s out-of-control market power. Rep. Buck is a principled conservative warrior and has served as the tip of the spear fighting back against Big Tech’s war on conservatives, small businesses, and the competitive market.

“We also applaud Reps. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Lance Gooden (R-TX), Chip Roy (R-TX), Victoria Spartz (R-IN), Burgess Owens (R-UT), and Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) for joining Rep. Buck in his effort.

“Unfortunately, several Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee failed to join their courageous colleagues in this effort. What is their reasoning for refusing to join a single bipartisan bill to rein in Big Tech? The time for talking is over. Now’s the time for House Republicans to choose: Will they support or oppose trillion-dollar Big Tech monopolists who are canceling conservatives and crushing small businesses?”

IAP is a nonprofit conservative advocacy group that holds Big Tech accountable for engaging in egregious business practices like snooping, spying, political bias against conservatives, employee abuses and anticompetitive conduct. Davis previously served as Chief Counsel for Nominations to Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) on the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary and led the Senate confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh and a record number of circuit court judges.

More information on Davis and IAP can be found here.


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