Earlier this week, the Grassley Works campaign shared a Fox News article on Facebook regarding new allegations uncovered by the Durham investigation detailing more corruption by the 2016 Clinton campaign for president. That article referenced federal court filings alleging that the Clinton campaign colluded to exploit internet data on Trump Tower and the White House to fabricate phony links to Russia. The article also included analysis from a former congressional investigator who worked to expose the bogus Russian collusion story.
“When I shared that news story with Iowans, Facebook promptly censored the article, labeling it ‘[f]alse information’ as judged by so-called ‘independent fact-checkers.’ Since when is sharing routine reporting about federal court documents considered cause for censoring an elected representative of the American people?
“Social media censorship isn’t new. But the rules used to only pertain to obscene or threatening material. Now, woke Big Tech monopolists are censoring news that undermines their preferred worldview and preference for Democrat political candidates. We watched it happen when Twitter banned anybody who discussed allegations of Hunter Biden’s corrupt Ukraine and China ties in the weeks before the 2020 election. We saw people labeled conspiracy theorists when facts began to show the coronavirus may have been released from a Chinese lab. And if you previously said that you could still catch COVID-19 even after being vaccinated and boosted, you were considered a COVID denier. Now? These are all accepted facts.
“We must hold Big Tech accountable for not only their anticompetitive attacks on goods and services, but also for their attacks on the marketplace of ideas. As the lead Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, I’m working to do just that. We’ve passed several bills to rein in Big Tech and promote more competition in the marketplace so that startup platforms that want to participate in our system of free enterprise and that respect the free exchange of ideas can compete on a level playing field. We can no longer allow Silicon Valley liberals to silence conservatives and decide what topics we are allowed to discuss.”