IAP Statement On The Censorship Of Project Veritas’ James O’Keefe

April 15, 2021

WASHINGTON – Mike Davis, Founder and President of the Internet Accountability Project (IAP), today released the following statement regarding the de-platforming and censorship of Project Veritas’ James O’Keefe.  

“It used to be that only Big Government had the power to silence its political opponents. So the Founders drafted the First Amendment to ensure that couldn’t happen. But today, Big Tech and Big Media have more power than King George III could have ever dreamed. They are colluding to cancel their enemies, silence their opposition and censor disapproved speech. 

“Just as the Founders put an end to government censorship, today’s Congress must put an end to censorship from Big Tech and Big Media. They can start by ending their antitrust amnesty and Section 230 immunity. Today, it’s James O’Keefe and his news organization. Tomorrow, it’s you and your favorite news organization.

“While silencing or otherwise censoring dissent is a perfectly acceptable practice for Big Tech’s and Big Media’s Chinese government allies, it’s un-American and must end in the United States.”

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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