Democrat Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) is using the mysterious alleged attack against Paul Pelosi to demand Internet regulation.
During an appearance on NBC News’s “Meet the Press,” Klobuchar also took aim at Twitter’s new owner and CEO Elon Musk.
She said that she doesn’t “trust” Musk before slamming social media companies.
The Minnesota Democrat claims that social media platforms are profiting from amplifying so-called “misinformation.”
She continued by making troubling statements about Internet regulations that directly conflict with the First Amendment.
Klobuchar was asked by host Chuck Todd if she trusts Musk.
“No, I do not,” she responded.
“Elon Musk has said now that he’s going to start a content moderation board,” she continued.
“That was one good sign, but I continue to be concerned about that.
“I just don’t think people should be making money off of passing on this stuff that’s a bunch of lies,” Klobuchar said.
“You couldn’t do that on your network, Chuck.”
Todd responded that his network has “real rules,” and news organizations are required to verify the information they publish.
“That is not a requirement of these companies,” Klobuchar said.
“And we have to change the requirements on these companies.
“They are making money off of us.
“They are making money off of this violence.
“I think that it’s one thing if someone is posting stuff on the internet, it is another when they’re making money amplifying it.”
Referring to the alleged attack on Nancy Pelosi’s husband, Paul Pelosi, at his home, Klobuchar said social media companies should be held responsible for condoning political violence.
Some reports allege that the man who broke into Pelosi’s home and attacked him with a hammer was looking for the House speaker.
Democrats and their allies in the corporate media have tried to claim the suspect, David DePape, is a “right-wing extremist” and tried to link the incident to Jan. 6 and President Donald Trump.
However, in other reports, he has been described as a member of a “hippie collective,” a Black Lives Matter advocate, and a “left-leaning, nudist drug abuser.”
As Slay News previously reported, DePape’s neighbors have also disputed the Democrats’ narrative.
According to those who know DePape, he’s considered to be “very Left.”
However, Klobuchar claims, without evidence, that DePape is part of the “pro-Trump, MAGA crowd.”
“When you look at what this guy was looking at, he was looking at just horrendous things you don’t even want to talk about on your show,” Klobuchar said.
“He was posting antisemitic tropes, he was showing memes that showed violence and all of this election-denying, pro-Trump, MAGA crowd rhetoric.
“That’s what we’re dealing with here.”
She also listed her priorities following the assault on Pelosi, including prosecuting “this perpetrator who committed a violent, violent crime” and increasing security for elected officials.
“Number three is to make sure we’re not electing more election deniers who are following Donald Trump down this road,” Klobuchar said.
“And then number four, yes, once we get some people in who care about our democracy, we have to do something about this amplification of this election-denying hate speech that we see on the Internet.”
Klobuchar added that she would “reduce” the immunity Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act affords social media companies so that they can be prosecuted for “making money off of amplifying election falsehoods and hate speech.”
Klobuchar neglected to mention that companies would still be protected by the First Amendment.