It’s time for America to finally know the truth about Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg.
A stunning report by Breitbart News shows that, while some conservatives and Republicans are fighting big tech in public hearings, privately, another very sordid reality was just exposed.
Some Republicans and so-called conservatives are getting their pockets lined by these same companies.
Well the days of hiding are over.
For instance, Matthew Feeney, director of the “libertarian” Cato Institute is typically positioning his organization as on the side of freedom and traditionally conservative values. However, Breitbart shows that not all is at it seems:
Matthew Feeney, director of the libertarian Cato Institute, criticized Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) for his characterization of Section 230 as a big tech subsidy, calling it a threat to their competitors instead.
Feeney did not mention that Sen. Josh Hawley’s proposed reform to Section 230, the Ending Support for Internet Censorship Act, specifically exempts the smaller competitors from its provisions.
The Cato Institute receives funding from Google and Facebook.
Feeny is not the only person representing one side while getting a fatter wallet from the other.
Again, Breitbart News reports:
Joshua Wright, a professor at George Mason University’s Global Antitrust Institute (GAI), posted a link to an article he co-authored arguing against Section 230 reform and the use of antitrust to rein in tech giants, instead urging conservatives to “recommit to the principles of limited government and free markets” (even though Section 230 is a government handout, not a “free market” invention).
The Global Antitrust Institute is funded by Google, Amazon, and Qualcomm.
What is done in the dark will come into the light.