As Written By Donald Trump Jr. for Fox News.
In an effort to get what they want, Big Tech companies have reached a level of hypocrisy that beggars belief.
The same companies that shamelessly censor conservatives and tilt public discourse in the left’s favor have suddenly decided they’re into “free expression.”
House Democrats recently rewarded their Big Tech backers by holding a hearing titled “Preserving an Open Internet for Consumers, Small Businesses, and Free Speech.”
No, Twitter, Google, and Facebook haven’t suddenly decided to stop working with left-wing groups to stigmatize and silence their political enemies, and the Democrats certainly weren’t there to address Big Tech’s growing list of privacy and bias scandals. The whole point of the hearing was to help these monopolies present themselves as defenders of free speech and competition while they advocate for a return to the “net neutrality” policies that help their bottom line.
Although there were no representatives from the “big three” tech companies present at the hearing, all three have been vociferous advocates of net neutrality, and that perspective was amply represented.
Back in 2017, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) repealed these burdensome Obama-era regulations. Both CNN and socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders told us that meant the “end of the internet as we know it.” Nancy Pelosi called it a “Trump assault” that “set into motion the destruction of the free and open Internet.”
Every Big Tech gatekeeper from Amazon to YouTube put their differences aside and used their combined platforms to whip consumers into a frenzy to “save net neutrality.” Some people literally took to the streets.
A few people took it way too far. As The Boston Globe’s Jeff Jacoby wrote, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai ”was showered with racist insults (Pai is Indian-American) and death threats — some of them serious enough to compel Pai to cancel major public appearances.” Signs posted near Pai’s home invoked his young children by name, and charged that their “‘Dad murdered democracy in cold blood……….
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