The conservative firebrand Senator from Texas is at it again.
Sen. Ted Cruz put Twitter’s CEO, Jack Dorsey, on blast over censorship of conservatives and clamping down on discussions of voter fraud.
“Facebook and Twitter and Google have massive power,” said Cruz. “They have a monopoly on public discourse in the online arena.”
During Cruz’s questioning Dorsey during a Senate hearing, he noted “it’s dismaying listening to the questions from our Democratic colleagues, because consistently the message from Senate Democrats is for Facebook and Twitter and Google to censor more. To abuse their power more. To silence voices that Senate Democrats disagree with – more. That is very dangerous if we want to maintain a free and fair democracy.”
After Dorsey tried to respond that Twitter was merely trying to “link to a broader conversation,” Cruz dropped the hammer:
No you’re not. You put up a page saying, quote, ‘voter fraud of any kind is exceedingly rare in the United States’. That’s not linking to a broader conversation, that’s taking a disputed policy position, and you’re a publisher when you’re doing that. You’re entitled to take a policy position, but you don’t get to pretend you’re not a publisher and get a special benefit under Section 230 as a result.
To read more about Cruz’s comments, click here.