Mark Zuckerberg and Sergey Brin might want to ask Joe Biden what brand of depends he uses because once they find out that the Senate is now going after them for meddling in the 2020 election, they’re gonna need more than a pair or two to get them through their hearings.
According to Newsmax, Senate Commerce Committee Chair Ted Cruz, R-Texas, vowed to investigate Big Tech’s censorship of conservatives after Newsmax was dropped by DirecTV.
“Today as Ranking Member of the @SenateCommerce Committee I opened an investigation into Big Tech’s censorship,” Cruz tweeted Monday night. “We are going to see accountability, transparency, and we’re going to shine a light on Big Tech’s efforts to silence conservatives.”
Republicans in Congress also want to probe DirecTV and parent company AT&T for similar censorship of Newsmax.
Citing the Commerce Committee’s jurisdiction over “half the U.S. economy, including all of telecom and all of Big Tech,” Cruz told Fox News that the recent Twitter Files (internal company records) offered a road map to go after Facebook, Google, YouTube TikTok, and all of Big Tech “that is trying to silence conservatives.”
“Elon Musk’s buying Twitter is a game changer because he’s done something that the Big Tech oligarchs never thought would happen, which is he’s gone open kimono,” Cruz said. “He’s exposed the corruption, he’s exposed the censorship, he’s exposed the collusion with Democrats in Congress, the collusion with the Biden White House, the collusion with the Deep State at the FBI, the CIA, and the DOJ.
“And now, we have the evidence, we have the emails, and it’s clear when Democrats said to move, Big Tech said, ‘How high?’ They jump on command.”