Rep. Devin Nunes on Big Tech censorship ahead of election Rep. Devin Nunes , R-Calif., railed against Twitter , Google and Facebook tech giants, claiming they improperly wield power over the content Internet users view by censoring conservative-leaning content.
Nunes currently suffered a loss in a defamation lawsuit he filed against Twitter, parody accounts known as "Devin Nunes’ Mom" and "Devin Nunes’ Cow," and a Republican strategist when a judge ruled that Twitter cannot be held liable for defamatory tweets because federal law classifies them as merely a platform, not a publisher.
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"Google, Facebook, and Twitter, okay; they’re the tech oligarchs, they’re tech tyrants," Nunes told Fox News’ "Sunday Morning Futures," accusing them of furthering a left-wing agenda by controlling which media ends up being seen by their users — while the media is mostly "not only left-wing but it’s owned now by billionaire left-wingers."
"There’s very few in the news media that are actually trying to get the facts out there,“ Nunes said. "When you have 92 percent of the searches going through Google, you might have a problem because when you plug that content into those three giant tech companies, it’s really starting to have an influence and an effect on the politics in this country.”
Nunes claimed that people are “getting funneled this garbage and fake news," while "Republicans and conservatives are being driven out and off of" the Internet.
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The California Republican said that the Internet was supposed to be “a public square” where everyone could express their views, but “what’s happening on Twitter, Facebook and Google is we are being censored. Conservatives are being censored.”The law that the judge […]