SCOOP: @RepGosar is introducing ‘STOP THE CENSORSHIP ACT’ this week which will revoke unwarranted immunities given to Big Tech… would revoke unwarranted immunities granted to Big Tech for censoring “objectionable” conservative content.— Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) July 25, 2019
“The Justice Department is launching a sweeping antitrust review into whether the nation’s biggest online platforms are reducing competition or stifling innovation, a development that threatens to heighten the risks for Silicon Valley in the ballooning Washington scrutiny of the power wielded by companies like Google and Facebook.
The news landed on the eve of an expected announcement Wednesday by the Federal Trade Commission — the other federal agency with a big role in antitrust enforcement — of a $5 billion settlement with Facebook for alleged privacy violations. But if the FTC agreement offered a chance for Facebook to move past a lengthy probe into its handling of users’ data, the Justice Department’s announcement Tuesday showed that the legal troubles may be just beginning for the social media company and its peers.
The DOJ’s antitrust division was vague about its plans, saying it will look into “the widespread concerns that consumers, businesses, and entrepreneurs have expressed about search, social media, and some retail services online.” The release doesn’t mention Google, Facebook and Amazon by name but says antitrust officials are seeking information from “industry participants who have direct insight into competition in online platforms.” All three companies, along with Apple, were the subject of a House antitrust hearing just last week. …”
The Justice Department is going to “look into” social media censorship. Rep. Paul Gosar is introducing the STOP THE CENSORSHIP ACT in the House. Sen. Ted Cruz also wants the FBI to open a RICO investigation into Antifa. Big things are finally happening in Washington.
JUST KIDDING … you can file this away with Blompf’s Social Media Summit, the long awaited withdrawal from the Middle East, the millions of illegal aliens deported by coming ICE raids and Sen. Josh Hawley plan to regulate Big Tech. This is all about creating the optics that the Republicans are “doing something” for their base when everyone knows that nothing is really going to get done.
There’s a greater chance that a UFO will land in my yard tonight and beam me aboard an alien spaceship and subject me to awful experiments than conservatives will suddenly cease to be impotent and ineffective in power and cross the interests of big business and wealthy donors.