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Article by Bryan Howard
October 26, 2018
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) wrote a column for Fox News where he stated his displeasure of Big Tech censorship. Jordan believes Social media censorship is an assault on our first amendment and Congress should be able to investigate the censorship issues.
Jim Jordan column stated,
Any attack on free speech is troubling, but big tech’s assault is the most troubling. Social media are now part of every American’s life, and big social media companies have unbelievable control over the type and flow of information. If they can restrict certain types of speech, then their ability to impact elections and public policy is virtually unlimited.
The First Amendment was written to protect speech – and not just speech that we agree with. Congress needs to have more hearings and more oversight, which would mean more information for the American people.
Congress should also look to appoint a task force to examine all restrictions placed on the First Amendment, with a specific focus on social media companies. This is not a partisan issue. Free speech is fundamental to the health of our great country, and Congress should treat it with the respect it deserves