Help Us Hold Big Tech Accountable.
Help Us Hold Big Tech Accountable.
Welcome to the Internet Accountability Project Big Tech War Room. This page will serve as a hub for resources and content about our efforts to rein in Big Tech. We hope you will be inspired to contact your U.S. Senators and Members of Congress and ask them to vote for pending legislation to modernize our century-old antitrust laws. These bills will bring free speech, choice and accountability back to the internet.
The tech giants have silenced conservative voices for years, dictated our culture and even interfered with our elections. Dr. Robert Epstein, the former editor of Psychology Today, found that Google’s liberal bias shifted millions of votes to the Democrat candidates in the 2016 and 2020 presidential elections.
Amazon has gone out of its way to censor any dissent. It targeted books calling out COVID-19 lockdowns and vaccine mandates. Amazon also removed a book by conservative scholar Ryan T. Anderson entitled, “When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment.” In a letter explaining its reasoning, Amazon said, “we have chosen not to sell books that frame LGBTQ+ identity as a mental illness.” This is the same Amazon that in 2011 refused to remove a book called, “The Pedophile’s Guide to Love and Pleasure: A Child-lover’s Code of Conduct” on free speech grounds.
In the wake of the events of January 6, 2021, Apple took it upon themselves to boot Parler from the App Store hosted by the tech giant. Even though it was proven later on that Parler’s role in January 6th was inflated by left-wing partisans, Apple still decided to act unilaterally to appease their liberal base.
Facebook, meanwhile, is busy covering for Democrats. The Media Research Center found that it censored hundreds of articles criticizing Biden over the past two years. Additionally, in 2020, Mark Zuckerberg spent over $400M of his own money to play a role in elections across the United States, which many believe helped Democrats.
Liberal bias is nothing new – the unique issue with Silicon Valley is the unprecedented amount of power possessed by these companies. Just a few corporations in California are in a position to influence who wins elections, what you can think, and what you can write. That’s no exaggeration. Google Docs, for example, has suggested people use “humankind” instead of “mankind.”
Liberals are abusing this monopoly over the internet to push their social, economic, political and cultural interests. There is only one way to stop it and that is to rein in these tech giants. Antitrust legislation means a freer internet – one where you can consume the content you choose and vote for the candidate you support without being exposed to the political agenda of woke corporations.
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Contact Your Senators and House Members
If you support antitrust legislation that will rein in Big Tech, we encourage you to contact your Member of Congress via phone or email. The email addresses for Members of Congress may be found on each Member’s website. You can also find contact information for your Senators and your Representative on the Senate and House websites. Calling YOUR Senators and Representative is THE MOST effective way to have your voice heard: (202) 224-3121. The switch operator can connect you to your representatives in Congress if you would like to leave a message with their staff.
Key Points & Messages
Here are some key points to make when speaking to your elected officials:
Companies that present themselves as an open place to buy goods unfairly promote their own products, when in reality, all products deserve to have the same chance. Big Tech shouldn’t be able to use its power to prioritize itself over competitors. In technical terms, this sets commonsense rules for major digital platforms to ensure they cannot unfairly self-preference their own products and services.
You should be able to download whichever app you want, but that’s not the case right now. We are regularly restricted from having all of our app options available. Big Tech is discriminating against competitors, small businesses and conservative free speech apps. Specifically, this bill promotes competition and reduces gatekeeper power in the app economy, increases choice, improves quality, and reduces costs for consumers.
This bill prevents discrimination against publications based on their political orientation. Big Tech companies have censored content from conservative media outlets through this act of discrimination. Right now, Google and Facebook capture 70 cents of every ad dollar spent online while producing none of the content. The JCPA puts an end to this, allowing all websites creating original news content to see full benefits from their publications online.
S.1787 – State Antitrust Enforcement Venue Act (SIGNED INTO LAW VIA OMNIBUS 12/29/2022)
This bill would allow states to prosecute Big Tech and other giants in courts that the state chooses instead of one that the defendant (Big Tech) would choose, like California, which has friendly judges. In legal jargon, this amends title 28 of the United States Code to prevent the transfer of actions arising under the antitrust laws in which a state is a complainant.
S.4322 – Foreign Merger Subsidy Disclosure Act (SIGNED INTO LAW VIA OMNIBUS 12/29/2022)
There is currently a severe lack of transparency with antitrust filings when companies merge. With China continuously working tirelessly to stifle American companies, this legislation is absolutely vital and comes at the perfect time. Under this bill, the appropriate agencies are given teeth to accurately determine if companies may potentially act in a monopolistic fashion with the financial support of foreign funds.
S.228 – Merger Filing Fee Modernization Act of 2021 (SIGNED INTO LAW VIA OMNIBUS 12/29/2022)
This legislation updates merger filing fees after previously being unchanged for two decades. It empowers the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice with appropriate funds to tackle the enforcement of antitrust laws that are already on the books. Merger fees under this bill would be reflective of the Consumer Price Index each year and changed accordingly.
Helpful Resources on Big Tech Legislation
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