Republican Senator Josh Hawley spoke on the program “Life, Freedom & Levin” (Video Screenshot)
Republican Senator Josh Hawley said on the program “Life, Freedom & Levin” in an interview on Sunday (May 2) that, “The strong alliance” between the US left and “corporations great ”is a great threat to freedom of speech and the free market principles of “competition and innovation”.
Host Mark Levin told Mr. Hawley that Big Tech companies “take great care of those who disagree with them or disagree with the Democrats”.
“For example, if you post a comment disagreeing with [White House Primary Medical Advisor] Dr. [Anthony] Fauci, you could be fired. Whether you are an expert from Stanford, an expert from Oxford, an expert from Yale or Johns Hopkins. If your view does not match those of the government, you will likely pay the price [for that]. ”
“The third parties”, which claim to help look at articles allegedly misinformed by the “attack”, Levin said, are also not objective people.
“This giant censorship of ours is happening,” Mr. Levin said. “We see Parler [a social media company that Fox News collaborator Dan Bongino also participates in] trying to start a business. But the rest of them, they all colluded with each other .. and sought to eliminate this small company. They pushed Parler out of their app store. They removed Parler from their base… It was anti-American. ”
Mr. Hawley agreed with this and commented to Levin: “It is against the US. It is against freedom of speech. It is against the First Amendment… and it is clear that the left is cheering them on. ”
“You can hear Democrats talking about these companies – they love the power these companies hold,” added the Missouri senator. They love it. They love the power of speech that Facebook and Twitter have, and they want Big Tech to do more. ”
“The left wants Facebook to censor more. They want Twitter to censor more. They want Google to censor more. There is a strong alliance between the left and the large corporations in this country. “
Mr. Hawley also asserted, “The left can reap from these companies things they can never do with the government, because the First Amendment will hinder them.”
According to him, the government will not directly censor, so the left has actively used Big Tech to do it. And that is why they always say, “Oh, Amendment I does not apply to Facebook,” The First Amendment does not apply to Google. ” They want to combine the strength of government with the strength of these corporations. “And does that threaten freedom of speech?”
Finally, Senator Hawley warned: “If the American people cannot decide what we want to read and not to read; if we can’t decide what kind of news we want to see; if we cannot discuss the news together; if we are not allowed to share what we want to share, like ‘I think you should read this news, I would like to comment on this’; If there were some censors who could effectively ‘shut me down whenever we express a disagreement – then how will our democracy exist?’