U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan has never been one to hold back. He took on the CEOs of Amazon, Google and Facebook at Wednesday’s House subcommittee hearing.
“I’ll just cut to the chase: big tech’s out to get conservatives,” declared Jordan, who is the House Judiciary Committee’s top Republican. “That’s not a suspicion. That’s not a hunch. That’s a fact.”
Jordan criticized Google for removing the home pages of Breitbart and the Daily Caller, and said the company “has censored Breitbart so much” that traffic to the conservative website has declined 99 percent. He criticized Google and YouTube for an April policy to censor content that conflicts with recommendations from the World Health Organization, “the organization that lied to us, the organization that shills for China.
“They can say whatever they want,” said Jordan. “You say something against them, you get censored.”
Amazon banned a conservative commentator’s book critical of the coronavirus lockdown, and allows contributions to Planned Parenthood but not the Family Research Council, Jordan alleged, while Facebook took down a post from President Trump’s reelection campaign, silenced an anti-abortion organization’s ad, and “routinely suppresses conservative views.”
“We all think the free market is great, we think competition is great,” said Jordan. “What’s not great is censoring people, censoring conservatives and trying to impact elections and if it doesn’t end, there has to be consequences.”