Oproer sensuur na die Capitol toon 'onverkies’ maatskappye het 'monopoliekrag': Rubio

Post-Capitol riot censorship shows 'unelected' companies have 'monopoly power': Rubio

Online censorship in the wake of geweld aan die VS.. Capitol shows thatunelectedcompanies havemonopoly power,” Sy. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said Sunday.

This is also an opportunity for [Die linkerkant] to go and put pressure on social media companies to literally not just erase the president but erase everybody,” Rubio toldSondagoggend Toekoms.” “We are now living in a country where four or five companies, unelected, ontoerekeningsvatbaar, have the monopoly power to decide, we’re gonna wipe people out, we’re going to erase them, from any digital platform, whether it’s selling things and the like.

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Rubio described rioters who breached the Capitol as arogue’s gallery” en “wackos,” but he said tech companieseagerness to censor pro-Trump voices is acynicalploy.

Supporters of President Donald Trump climb the west wall of the the U.S. Capitol op Woensdag, Jan.. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Foto / Jose Luis Magana)

Supporters of President Donald Trump climb the west wall of the the U.S. Capitol op Woensdag, Jan.. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Foto / Jose Luis Magana)

It’s also very cynical,” hy het gesê. “Facebook, Twitter, these are not moral champions here. The reason why these guys are doing it is because Democrats are about to take power, and they view this as a way to get on their good side to avoid restrictions or any sort of laws being passed that hurt them.

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Rubio has warned about tech companiespower for a long time. In 2020, hy cosponsored legislation to give Americans the ability to sue major tech companies like Facebook, Google and Twitter if they engage in selective censorship of political speech.

China islaughing at us,” Rubio added.

We could be talking about how we all agree that this is terrible and what is it that got in people’s heads and what are the things that people believe in, conspiracy-wisethat caused them to do these actions that we all reject,” Rubio said.

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“In plaas daarvan, what we are now engaging in [is] a new front: who should be censored by five companies who no one’s elected and have the power to wipe you out? As far as China’s concerned, their fundamental argument is democracy doesn’t work, it’s messy, it’s chaotic. … Can you think of a better talking point for them?” vra hy.

Fox News’ Jake Gibson and Adam Shaw contributed to this report.

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