IAP Statement on the Facebook Whistleblower

October 4, 2021

WASHINGTON — Last night, the nation watched a courageous whistleblower from Facebook confirm the damning reports about the social media giant. Mike Davis, Founder and President of the Internet Accountability Project, released the following statement.

“Facebook thinks there are no consequences for its actions. So far, that’s been true. Passing bipartisan legislation to rein in Big Tech would finally deliver the accountability that’s so desperately needed.

“There are several bipartisan bills within the House of Representatives right now that fight back against this exact type of corruption and mismanagement. The ability of users to move their data seamlessly from one platform to another, perhaps one that is less harmful to teenagers and other users, would provide alternative options for parents and consumers.

“New social media platforms must be allowed to enter the market and have a fighting chance against the Big Tech titans. Achieving fair and free markets is at the heart of the House Judiciary Committee legislation. Users should have ample choice to hold Big Tech companies accountable through market competition.”

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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