Conservatives should split the several pending Big Tech reform bills into one or two laws that could gain widespread support if Republicans win congressional control.
That’s according to John Schwepp, director of American Principles Project (APP) policy and public affairs, who spoke to congressional staff during a media research center Big Tech briefing yesterday.
“There are many ways to donate cat skin,” said Shoeppe, a lecturer at the Conservative Partnership Institute on Capitol Hill. “We have to make sure we do it right. We’re only going to get one or two bites on this apple. “
The APP says the Big Tech Reform Act requires Facebook and Twitter to unconditionally allow former President Donald Trump on their platforms, prevent technology companies from interfering in future elections, and give platforms the green light to conservative advocacy of political positions that are “politically correct.” According to a policy blueprint app published in July.
“Everybody’s running into it now – we’ve all seen it – you can’t say on Twitter that Leah Thomas is a friend,” says Schweep.
He was referring to a transgender swimmer who won the NCAA Division I women’s 500-yard freestyle.
Rep. Greg Steve (R-FL) Carbing Abuse and Saving Expression in Technology (CASE-IT) Act is the most active bill associated with the application framework, says Schweppe.
The bill would remove unconditional immunity from the civic liability of market-influenced Big Tech companies, providing legal immunity only if these companies moderated content compliant with the First Amendment, the APP recommended in a positive vote recommendation for the law.
Big tech companies do not censor protected speech in public squares under the First Amendment to ensure that the CASE-IT Act gives Americans a personal right to legal action. In addition, the bill would discourage companies from allowing illegal sex between adults and minors or contributing to illegal online content, according to the APP.
According to a recent report by Wired, Facebook has allowed child abuse content and groups to be seamlessly promoted on the platform.
As platforms allow apparently illegal content to explode, Big Tech censorship takes many forms, explained MRC staff writer / researcher / video editor Tierin-Rose Mandelberg during the MRC Capitol Hill event.
Mandelberg said deleted content, fact-checks, restrictions on accounts, content filters, suspensions and bans are some of the techniques that Big Tech uses to suppress speech.
“Big tech censorship is the new and most offensive weapon of the left,” he said. “It is highly biased, and it interferes with our information and we do not have access to any information.”
Mandelberg invited censored people to share their censorship stories using the censor track contact form.
Censorship is an MRC database that tracks examples of censorship across social media. Since its creation in March 2020, the database has listed a total of more than 3,500 examples.
“When someone is censored, it’s not just that person or entity,” MRC Free Speech Managing Editor Michael Morris said during the event. “Anyone who wants to have a conversation or communicate with that post or that person’s statement.”
Conservatives are being attacked. Contact your representatives and demand that they take Big Tech into account to mirror the First Amendment.