Republican Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley said Thursday that big tech companies want to control the news and America through censorship and they must be stopped.
“These woke capitalists, they want to run America,” Hawley told Fox News’ “Hannity.” “Big government, big tech. They want to run America. We’ve got to stop them and we’ve got to do something right now.”
The senator said big tech needs to be held accountable for its censorship and that “Americans need to be able to sue these companies. If you’ve been locked out of Twitter …. you ought be able to sue them. You could do it with another company but you can’t do it with Facebook and Twitter [or] Google because of the special, sweetheart deal they get from the federal government,” Hawley explained. (RELATED: Biden Campaign Cites Twitter’s Censorship As Evidence NY Post Story Is False)
Hawley is referring to Section 230, which protects internet companies from liability over material posted on their sites.
Twitter reacted to a New York Post report Wednesday, based on an alleged discovery of Hunter Biden emails, that former Vice President Joe Biden and son Hunter met with a top executive from Burisma