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An amendment offered by Sen. Ted Cruz to the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act was added on Thursday. And, according to Cruz, the amendment is a “major win” for free speech.

Cruz said the amendment prohibits the media and Big Tech from negotiating over or agreeing to censor content.

“The prohibition against censorship not only protects the content of the journalists whose outlets may be negotiating with Big Tech but it critically protects the speech of journalists and smaller media outlets who don’t have a seat at the table,” Cruz said. “This is a major win for free speech and it strikes a blow against the virtual monopoly that Big Tech has to limit the information that Americans see online. The bottom line is Big Tech hated this bill from the start and now they hate it even more.”


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