Rep. Cawthorn: Big tech censorship of conservatives sets 'dangerous precedent,' 'trust-busting' needed
Rep. Cawthorn: Big Tech’s censorship of conservatives sets ‘dangerous precedent,’ ‘trust-busting’ needed
Rep. Madison Cawthorn, R-N.C., reacts to Twitter and other platforms banning President Trump and conservatives.
Rep. Madison Cawthorn, R-N.C., told "Fox & Friends" it's time to "fight against" big tech censorship, after Twitter and other social media platforms permanently banned President Trump.
The youngest member of Congress called the bans a "dangerous precedent" and suggested some form of "trust-busting" may be needed.
He also supports changes favored by Trump to a key online liability law – Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which protects publishers from being sued over what users post on their sites.
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"These 60,000 conservative accounts on Twitter that have now been permanently banned … this sets a very dangerous precedent. It's something we have to fight against," Cawthron told co-host Pete Hegseth on Saturday.
Cawthorn says it's going to take a grassroots movement leading up to the 2022 midterm elections for the GOP to take back the House and Senate.
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"The future of the Republican Party is bright," the 25-year-old representative said, despite increasing evidence of a deep rift in the party.
"I feel like we've just been the party of 'no,' who's just said no to the Democrats and just reacted to what they do, but I believe that we need to be the thought leaders … so I think it's time for Republicans to go on the offensive when it comes to ideas," Cawthorn added.
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