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.
Sen. Cruz argues Facebook was censoring COVID-19 content ‘on behalf of the government’ https://t.co/a0cFo00RFd
— Fox News (@FoxNews) June 6, 2021
“These latest breakthroughs have real consequence because it now is clear that Facebook was operating at the direction of and in the direct benefit of the federal government and operating as the government’s censor, utilizing their monopoly position to censor on behalf of the government,” Cruz told host Maria Bartiromo.
He then called it “a very dangerous admission that is now out there for Facebook,” explaining that there could be legal ramifications for anybody “whose speech was censored by Facebook” on the topic.
“If you went out and posted the facts that led a year ago to the very strong likelihood that the COVID virus escaped from a Chinese government lab in Wuhan, China, if you posted that a year ago and they took it down, I think there’s a very good argument you have a cause of action against Facebook,” Cruz said.
Cruz is exactly correct that Facebook and other social media companies were operating on behalf of the government, though, it wasn’t 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 Fauci’s emails proved that he was in direct contact with Mark Zuckerberg, who reached out to coordinate with Fauci on messaging. Given we don’t have a transcript of Fauci’s proceeding phone calls, we can’t know for sure what was discussed over the last year-plus between the two,
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