"I'll just cut to the chase, big tech is out to get conservatives… That's a fact.
"July 20, 2020: Google removes the homepages of Breitbart and the Daily Caller." pic.twitter.com/Yy6BUitefP
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) July 29, 2020
Jim Jordan is went OFF in his opening statement.
Accuses Big Tech CEOs of being “out to get conservatives”; says Twitter censors President Trump & conservative media while allowing Iranian leaders to threaten the lives of Americans.#BigTechHearing #BigTech #JimJordan #CEOs
— Matthew Wilson 刘星 (@Matthew_Xing) July 29, 2020
"This has never happened in the history of the Judiciary Committee."@Jim_Jordan spars with @davidcicilline after the Democrat denied his request for @RepMikeJohnson, ranking member of the Constitution Subcommittee, to participate in the Big Tech hearings. pic.twitter.com/dSlgq2NVrd
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) July 29, 2020
"If I got a dime every time a tech company lied intentional censoring a glitch I probably wouldn't be as rich as the members testifying today but would have done alright" –@Jim_Jordan
Oh oh ho!
— Vamsi Yuvaraj (@vamsi_yuvaraj) July 29, 2020
Full hearing here:
Washington Examiner: Rep. Jim Jordan, the top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, on Wednesday helped kick off an antitrust hearing with the CEOs of tech company giants by saying that “big tech” is out to get conservatives.
“I’ll just cut to the chase: Big tech’s out to get conservatives,” said Mr. Jordan, Ohio Republican. “That’s not a suspicion. That’s not a hunch. That’s a fact.”
Mr. Jordan accused Google of censoring and targeting the websites of Breitbart and The Daily Caller, among other transgressions of tech companies.
“I haven’t even mentioned Twitter, who we actually invited,” he said.
Mr. Jordan had tried to get Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to testify at the hearing as well, to no avail.
He said Twitter “shadow-banned” two judiciary committee members several years ago.
Mr. Jordan said Mr. Dorsey blamed it on a “glitch.”
“I mean, if I had a nickel for every time I heard it was just a glitch, I wouldn’t be as wealthy as our witnesses, but I’d be doing all right,” he said.
Mr. Jordan spoke at a Judiciary subcommittee hearing that is featuring testimony from Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Apple’s Tim Cook and Google’s Sundar Pichai.