Top Republicans Join Trump’s Efforts To Take Down Big Tech

After Former President Donald Trump announced that he filed a class-action lawsuit against the Big Tech overlords that seek to control our lives, the America-First caucus of the House Republicans backed him up big time.

The House Judiciary Committee GOP, under Rep. Jim Jordan’s leadership, unveiled their agenda that would make it more feasible to break up Big Tech monopolies in court and challenge their undue censorship against online conservatives. Their plan involved bolstering anti-trust legislation and enforcement that would keep Social Media CEOs on the hook for unfair censorship of their users’ content.

Legislation will be introduced by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy in the coming weeks. The new laws will back up the agenda laid out in their plan announced on Wednesday. Other top Republicans in both the House and the Senate have voiced their support for America-First plan.

You can read their entire proposal here:

“Big Tech has targeted conservatives for far too long,” Rep. Jordan said.

“We believe that this agenda will serve as the Republican platform to take on Big Tech going forward and unite our party to reject Big Tech’s ‘cancel culture’ practices,” he added.

The Republican agenda is meant to provide an alternative to the six bipartisan anti-Big Tech bills passed in June by the Judiciary Committee that many Republicans, including Jordan and McCarthy, oppose.

They claim the bills, six sweeping antitrust bills aimed at reining in tech companies such as Apple, Amazon, Google, and Facebook, fail to address the censorship of conservatives.

Instead, the House Judiciary Republican agenda suggests proposals to make it easier to seek legal remedies against Big Tech companies’ content moderation decisions by allowing individuals to sue the companies for censorship and overhaul the tech companies’ tech liability protections.

Republicans want to ratify Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996, the controversial law that gives online platforms a legal liability against the content their users post to their sites. Section 230 is said to ensure content moderation decisions “are done in good faith, based on objectively reasonable criteria,”

The Republicans will introduce a proposal to require that large social media platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter, make their content moderation decision and censorship actions publicly available and force them to pay a “massive fine,” the agenda said, for failing to do so.

The Republican agenda also proposes making it easier to break up the Big Tech monopolies by expediting trial court consideration of antitrust cases and empowering state attorneys general to utilize the same fast-track legal procedures available to the federal government.

Author: Sebastian Hayworth