Conservative Leaders: Tech Companies Pose Existential Threat, Must Be Broken Up


Media Research Center (MRC) President Brent Bozell and more than 30 conservative leaders issued the following statement Monday calling for the breakup of Big Tech companies including Amazon, Google, Facebook and Apple after their sweeping acts of censorship against conservatives and President Donald Trump this past week.

Big Tech has declared war on free speech and is now an existential threat to democracy. The tech tyrants began to systematically shut down the conservative movement over the weekend. This is an all out assault on our republic from within like we've never seen before. We will not stand idly by as they cancel conservatives for daring to speak freely.

Big Tech is using the violent riot at the Capitol last week – even though it was immediately condemned by all conservatives – as an excuse to do what they have always wanted to do: banish conservatives from the internet. Over the last 72 hours, Big Tech proved they are too big and too powerful yet again, with Apple, Google, and Amazon collectively shutting down Parler. Free speech was controlled like this in East Germany and the Soviet Union. This should not be happening in America. 

Freedom has never been threatened like this before. We live our lives online, especially now, during the pandemic. The entire conservative movement will be canceled by the left and their thugs if we let them. They will turn the screws on conservatives if we don’t defend our rights. It is time to stand up and demand the breakup of these big tech monopolies.


Brent Bozell

President & Founder

Media Research Center


Ted Baehr, Th.D., HHD, J.D.


Producer’s Guild of America (PGA) Member


David Bossie


Citizens United


Rachel Bovard

Senior Director of Policy

Conservative Partnership Institute


Brian Brown


International Organization for the Family


Floyd Brown


The Western Journal


Ed Corrigan

President and CEO

Conservative Partnership Institute


Will Chamberlain


Human Events


Mike Davis


The Internet Accountability Project


Jim DeMint


Conservative Partnership Institute


Elaine Donnelly


Center for Military Readiness


Bill Donohue 


Catholic League


Michelle Easton


Clare Boothe Luce Center for Conservative Women


Steven Ertelt



Joseph Farah

Founder and CEO


Mark Fitzgibbons

President of Corporate Affairs

American Target Advertising


Lady Brigitte Gabriel

Founder & Chairman

ACT For America


Becky Gerritson

Executive Director

Eagle Forum of Alabama


Kristan Hawkins


Students for Life of America

Students for Life Action


John Hinderaker


Center of the American Experiment


David Kupelian

Vice President and Managing Editor



Jim Lakely

Vice President & Director of Communications

The Heartland Institute


Thomas Lifson

Editor and Publisher

American Thinker


Richard Manning


Americans for Limited Government


James L. Martin

Founder & Chairman

60 Plus Association


Christie-Lee McNally


Raven Strategies


Gene Mills


Louisiana Family Forum


Lori Roman  


American Constitutional Rights Union Action Fund 


Terry Schilling

Executive Director

American Principles Project


Jon Schweppe

Director of Policy and Government Affairs

American Principles Project


Sharon Slater


Family Watch International


Eunie Smith

President Emeritus

Eagle Forum


John-Henry Westen

Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief


Walker Wildmon

VP of Operations

American Family Association


Hon. George K Rasley, Jr

Managing Editor


Kelly Shackelford, Esq.

President, CEO & Chief Counsel


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