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

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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.

Movieguide(r)

Producer’s Guild of America (PGA) Member

 

David Bossie

President

Citizens United

 

Rachel Bovard

Senior Director of Policy

Conservative Partnership Institute

 

Brian Brown

President

International Organization for the Family

 

Floyd Brown

Publisher

The Western Journal

 

Ed Corrigan

President and CEO

Conservative Partnership Institute

 

Will Chamberlain

Publisher

Human Events

 

Mike Davis

President

The Internet Accountability Project

 

Jim DeMint

Chairman

Conservative Partnership Institute

 

Elaine Donnelly

President

Center for Military Readiness

 

Bill Donohue 

President 

Catholic League

 

Michelle Easton

President

Clare Boothe Luce Center for Conservative Women

 

Steven Ertelt

Editor

LifeNews.com

 

Joseph Farah

Founder and CEO

WND.com

 

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

President

Students for Life of America

Students for Life Action

 

John Hinderaker

President

Center of the American Experiment

 

David Kupelian

Vice President and Managing Editor

WND

 

Jim Lakely

Vice President & Director of Communications

The Heartland Institute

 

Thomas Lifson

Editor and Publisher

American Thinker

 

Richard Manning

President

Americans for Limited Government

 

James L. Martin

Founder & Chairman

60 Plus Association

 

Christie-Lee McNally

President

Raven Strategies

 

Gene Mills

President

Louisiana Family Forum

 

Lori Roman  

President

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

President 

Family Watch International

 

Eunie Smith

President Emeritus

Eagle Forum

 

John-Henry Westen

Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief

LifeSiteNews.com

 

Walker Wildmon

VP of Operations

American Family Association

 

Hon. George K Rasley, Jr

Managing Editor

ConservativeHQ.com


 

Kelly Shackelford, Esq.

President, CEO & Chief Counsel

 

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