Freedom Caucus Leadership Sides With Facebook, Google, CCP on Big Tech Legislation

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Last Updated on October 3, 2022

Freedom Caucus leadership sided with Facebook, Twitter, and Google last week in voting against legislation to take a bite out of Big Tech’s seemingly unlimited power and above-the-law status. The legislation also seeks to chomp down on Silicon Valley’s collaboration with the Chinese Communist Party but failed to garner the support of Freedom Caucus Chairman Scott Perry and Deputy Chair Jim Jordan. Earlier this year, Jordan faced sharp criticism for voting against legislation to stop Big Tech corporations from driving web traffic to their business cronies online.

A slate of bills meant to take on treasonous Big Tech monopolies doing business with the Chinese Communist Party and other foreign influences made it through the House of Representatives last week. Notably, they did so without the support of Freedom Caucus Chairman Scott Perry (R-PA) and Deputy Chair Jim Jordan (R-OH).

The legislation, introduced by Colorado Rep. Ken Buck, would enforce anti-trust regulations on Big Tech corporations like Facebook, Google, and Twitter, to stop them from squashing any free-market competition that pops up.

It also took aim at Silicon Valley’s close relationship with the Chinese Communist Party and other foreign influences, but still, Freedom Caucus leaders Scott Perry and Jim Jordan staunchly opposed it.

In the wake of his “no” vote, Rep. Jim Jordan blasted Newsmax for reporting on his opposition to the legislation.

According to Newsmax, Jordan’s Judiciary staff communications director blasted the media outlet for reporting on Jordan’s vote, claiming there’s “no one tougher” on Big Tech than Jim Jordan.

“I don’t know who orchestrated this lazy and disingenuous editorial disguised as a news piece of Mr. Jordan, but there is no one tougher in Congress on Big Tech than him,” he said.

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“Every lobbyist paid for by Big Tech was working to try and get these bills killed,” Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz, who supported the anti-trust, anti-CCP measures, said during a Newsmax interview.

“This bill provides a healthier marketplace for more tech companies to be able to emerge without being squashed with the anti-competitive practices that we see from Facebook, and Apple, and Google, and Amazon,” Gaetz said.

“There’s an explicit strategy to limit your ability to speak by limiting the platforms that are available to you for that speech,” Gaetz went on to say, highlighting how taking steps to break up Big Tech monopolies will increase free speech and the exchange of ideas online. Currently, Big Tech is one with the radical left, promoting the shutdown of speech that counters their narrative.

Rep. Jim Jordan’s opposition to the anti-trust, anti-CCP legislation marks at least the second time in recent memory that he’s been criticized by conservatives for standing with Big Tech.

Earlier this year, Jordan voted against legislation to stop Big Tech corporations from unfairly routing online traffic to their business cronies, many of them with their own ties to foreign governments and influence operations. That legislation is still making its way through DC.

At the time, Louisiana Senator John Kennedy, a staunch opponent of Big Tech tyranny, ripped the corporate sector’s “track record of unfairly limiting consumer choices and thwarting free-market competition.

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