Here’s what he said…
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) told Breitbart News that America’s largest technology companies amount to a “growing threat to our democracy.”
Cruz, one of the Senate’s loudest big tech critics, spoke to Breitbart News after he sent a letter to United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, urging him to remove language that would enshrine Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.
Cruz contended in his letter to Lighthizer that enshrining Section 230 in those trade agreements would be a “mistake.”
The Texas senator said that big tech’s censorship serves as a fundamental threat to America’s democratic system of government.
“Big tech’s power, bias, and censorship is profoundly dangerous, and it is a growing threat to our democracy,” Cruz said. “As chairman of the Constitution subcommittee of the Judiciary Committee, I have chaired multiple hearings focused on big tech bias and censorship. We’ve heard witness after witness testify; we’ve seen the evidence pile up of big tech silencing voices with which it disagrees. Shadow banning conservatives, shadow banning anyone who does not follow the political orthodoxy of a handful of big tech Silicon Valley billionaires.”
“What is new is the ability of big tech to silently disappear the voices of those with which they disagree and simultaneously and equally silently amplify the voices with which they agree, and there’s no transparency, there’s no accountability,” he added.
Cruz also warned that Google’s biased search algorithm could interfere in the 2020 elections.