Fox News host Tucker Carlson said the shutdown of Parler was “baldly illegal” and violated “the most basic tenet of antitrust law.”
“People who had nothing to do with the violence in the U.S. Capitol are being punished for that violence, and that is repugnant and immoral and anti-American. It should shock our sensibilities,” Carlson said in his monologue on Monday.
He claimed that Google, Apple and Amazon “coordinated” to remove Parler because it represented a threat to their market share, which is a violation of antitrust law.
“Parler committed no crimes. So why are they gone?” he said. “Well, conservatives speak to each other on Parler and that’s dangerous. So they were banned.”
What’s really dangerous, Carlson said, is that Jeff Bezos can now control who says what on the internet.
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