Texas Senator Ted Cruz (R) launched criticism at Big Tech, arguing that technology companies have “stacked the deck against the American people.”
In a press release that was delivered with a video from the Texas lawmaker, Cruz’s office argues that “Big Tech is out of control – posing a serious threat to both our First Amendment rights and the future of our democracy.”
Joining Parler, which deems itself as an unbiased media platform, Cruz commented that Big Tech companies are “filled with hubris and flagrantly silencing those with whom they disagree with, from conservative media organizations to the President of the United States – and millions of Americans in between.” Adding that “these actions don’t just threaten our First Amendment rights and free speech,” Cruz also noted that “they threaten the integrity of our elections and the future of our democracy.”
Finally, he detailed his partnership with Parler by explaining that the “platform gets what free speech is all about, and I’m excited to be a part of it” before asking viewers to “speak,” “speak freely. And let’s end the Silicon Valley censorship.”
In the Senate, Cruz has been a part of numerous initiatives that have taken Google, Twitter and Facebook to task over criticism that Big Tech companies have actively worked to suppress conservative views on the various platforms.