Trump Calls on Congress to Investigate Big Tech's 'Anti-American' Censorship
45th president says investigations must begin as soon as Republicans retake Congress
President Donald Trump has called on lawmakers in Congress to investigate the "anti-American" censorship practices of Big Tech companies.
Trump warned that censorship has become rampant across America’s corporations and Big Tech platforms.
Trump made the calls during his speech at Turning Point USA’s Student Action Summit in Tampa, Florida over the weekend.
"The next critical fight we need is for your energy to be put behind the battle to restore free speech in America," Trump said.
"There is no such thing as a democracy that does not have free speech.
"We don’t have free speech anymore."
"We have cancel culture," Trump noted.
"We have fake news media that reports certain news incorrectly."
He also called out corporate media for its biased coverage of political issues and for being “partners” with the Democrats:
And if it’s positive about the other side, they make it much better and if it’s bad about the other side, they won’t even report it.
We saw that in the election where they wouldn’t report bad news about the other side.
It’s a disgrace.
The media has taken a place in our culture and our history that nobody ever thought would be possible.
They are no longer respected.
Trump warned that if censorship continues to grow across the country, America will turn into “Venezuela on steroids.”
If debate can be silenced, if dissent can be suppressed.
If conservative ideas can be systematically shut down, then very simply, we do not have a free country anymor.
That’s what happened with communism and various countries.
That’s what happened with Venezuela.
Trump added that “the next congress and the next president have a civic duty to be ruthless in going after this new censorship regime.”
“We have to because if we do not destroy censorship, censorship will destroy America,” he urged.
"Our country will rot from the corruption confusion."
"As soon as we have the power,” Trump declared.
"Congress should immediately launch a full-scale investigation into the rise of totally anti-American practice."