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Congressional Democrats and Republicans agree that Big Tech companies are too powerful, says a Texas congressman who is a leader on the issue.
“These Big Tech companies have gotten to the point that they own the government, in a sense,” Rep. Lance Gooden, co-chair and co-founder of the Freedom From Big Tech Caucus, says, adding that “people are tired of being censored, of being policed, by Big Tech.”
With many Democrats agreeing that Congress should place some limits on the power of Big Tech platforms, the Biden administration has called on these companies to stop the spread of “misinformation” or “disinformation.”
During an interview with Axios on climate change, White House national climate adviser Gina McCarthy said that “tech companies have to stop allowing specific individuals over and over again to spread disinformation.”
To fix this problem, the former Environmental Protection Agency administrator said, “we need the tech companies to really jump in.”
Gooden joins “The Daily Signal Podcast” to discuss the dangers of Big Tech companies’ policing information, and how his Freedom From Big Tech Caucus is working to rein in platforms such as Google and Twitter.
Also on today’s show, we cover these stories:
- Dr. Anthony Fauci, chief medical officer to the president and head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, says he plans to retire at the end of President Joe Biden’s term.
- A new report details “failures” in the law enforcement response to the school shooting that left 21 dead in Uvalde, Texas.
- According to data from Gallup polling, Americans’ confidence in newspapers and television news has sunk to an all-time low.
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