Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) on Wednesday called for lawmakers to reject big tech PAC money to ensure that Congress can hold America’s largest technology companies accountable.
Gaetz’s charge follows as Facebook and Twitter decided to censor a New York Post article saying that, contrary to Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden’s claims, he allegedly met with an executive at Burisma when he was vice president. Hunter Biden, Joe Biden’s son, reportedly arranged the meeting while he was working as a lobbyist for the company.
Facebook and Twitter’s censorship led to outrage from lawmakers such as Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Josh Hawley (R-MO), and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH). Hawley called for the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to investigate how the social media giants’ censorship could act as an in-kind contribution to the Joe Biden presidential campaign.
Gaetz, in response to big tech censorship, called on lawmakers to reject any donations from big tech