U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

01/12/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/12/2021 18:17

Wicker Statement on Big Tech’s Censorship of Conservatives

WASHINGTON- U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, today released the following statement in response to Big Tech companies that have restricted or terminated conservative users' accounts and content on social media platforms:

'Big Tech's denial of access to users and selective decision making about online content is further dividing our country during a time when we should be fostering unity,' said Wicker. 'Social media giants are using their market dominance and exercising politically biased censorship over what content users can access. These companies are adversely affecting the lives of real people, but they need to know they are playing with fire. I will fight to hold them accountable.'