Ted Cruz Levies a Big Charge Against Big Tech RedState

Posted: August 22, 2021 at 3:31 pm

Ted Cruz is no stranger to confronting the power structures of the left. That includes big tech, and while appearing with Maria Bartiromo on Fox News, Cruz levied a big charge against the Silicon Valley oligarchs who seek to control the flow of information in the United States and beyond. This comes in the wake of widespread censorship targeting right-leaning entities and discussions.

Cruz, noting the recent decision by Facebook to lift their ban on the discussion of COVID-19 being leaked from a lab, says that the social media giant was operating on behalf of the government. Cruz also argued that legal liability could stem from their actions.

These latest breakthroughshave real consequence becauseit now is clear that Facebookwas operating at the directionof and in the direct benefit ofthe federal government andoperating as the governmentscensor, utilizing their monopolyposition to censor on behalf ofthe government, Cruz told host Maria Bartiromo.

He then called it a very dangerous admissionthat is now out there for Facebook, explaining that there could be legal ramifications for anybody whosespeech was censored byFacebook on the topic.

If you went out andposted the facts that led a yearago to the very stronglikelihood that the COVID virusescaped from a Chinesegovernment lab in Wuhan, China,if you posted that a year agoand they took it down, I thinktheres a very good argumentyou have a cause of actionagainst Facebook, Cruz said.

Cruz is exactly correct that Facebook and other social media companies were operating on behalf of the government, though, it wasnt at the behest of the Trump administration while it was in power. Rather, it appears to have been done in coordination with far-left bureaucrats.

In fact, the reveal of Dr. Anthony Faucis emails proved that he was in direct contact with Mark Zuckerberg, who reached out to coordinate with Fauci on messaging. Given we dont have a transcript of Faucis proceeding phone calls, we cant know for sure what was discussed over the last year-plus between the two, but what we do know is what decisions followed.

Facebook had been absolutely ruthless against anyone who would dare to suggest COVID-19 came from anything else but nature. That was the oligarchy-blessed explanation, and nothing else was up for discussion. Only after the Biden administration was finally forced to admit that an investigation into the origins was needed, and that the lab leak theory was plausible, did Facebook do an about-face. Thats only further evidence that they are working on behalf of government interests, just as Cruz suggests.

The suggestion of the legality of all this is also very interesting. Heres Cruz on that matter.

Well, you know what, when they act atthe behest of the government, when theycontact [Anthony] Fauci, when they say, Should we censor this? and Faucisays, Yes and they censor it for thefederal government and then magically when thegovernment changes its mind, and say, Oh, allthose facts that were there a year ago,now youre allowed to talk aboutit, they stopped censoring it with aflip of a switch, that lays a very strong argument thatFacebook is operating as a stateagency and that opens verysignificant legal liability.

I believe theres more than enough evidence at this point to assert that these big tech companies have been colluding with the federal government. The real question is what can be done about it. With Democrats in charge of Congress, the answer is probably: not much. Bidens DOJ certainly isnt going to get involved. Weve seen the lack of interest the DOJ/FBI has in pursuing anything that could harm a left-wing interest.

In the end, its going to take a regaining of power by Republicans and a will to actually act to fix this situation. That starts in 2022 with the GOP getting the power of committee investigations back by winning Congress. It culminates in 2024 with a Republican becoming president again and having a willingness to use a big stick on the rank illiberalism coming from big tech.

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