Republican Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) has put Joe Biden by vowing to block the Democrat president’s administration from “colluding” with Big Tech to “censor speech.”
Sen. Paul revealed on Fox News that he will introduce legislation in the next session to stop the federal government from “colluding with private companies” to violate Americans’ free speech rights.
Paul was reacting to a report from The Intercept that obtained leaked documents about federal agencies working with tech platforms to suppress online speech.
As Slay News reported, leaks revealed that Facebook and Twitter worked closely with Biden’s FBI and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to police “disinformation” online.
Paul noted the hypocrisy of Democrats continuously crying out for “democracy” while trying to control the narrative to sway elections in their favor.
“You know, for all the talk of democracy, it seems to me that they’re undermining the very basic principles of our constitutional republic,” Paul said.
“Freedom of speech was listed in the First Amendment because it was one of the most important rights that our founders thought should be protected.
“But having the government collude with big tech to censor speech is something that goes against every grain of everything that anyone has ever spoken about as far as freedom of speech.
“So, when we get back in session, I’m going to introduce legislation that will forbid the government from colluding with private companies to censor speech.
“Now, this is a tricky situation because many people believe that the First Amendment doesn’t allow us to regulate the speech of private companies.
“But without question, we can regulate the government.
“And we can prevent and forbid the government from colluding with private tech on speech.
“But I think we should also preclude them and prohibit them from gathering up our data,” he said.
For all the talk of democracy, it seems Democrats are undermining the very basic principles of our constitutional republic. https://t.co/0KxzcG5FEB
— Rand Paul (@RandPaul) November 3, 2022
Leaked Documents Show Facebook And Twitter Worked Closely With The FBI And DHS To Police “Disinformation” @lhfang Joins Tucker Carlson Tonight To Discuss This Bombshell Report
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— The Columbia Bugle 🇺🇸 (@ColumbiaBugle) November 1, 2022