‘We Have to Stop Them’: GOP Sen. Josh Hawley Reveals Reign of Big Tech in Upcoming Book

Image Source: (Greg Nash/Pool via AP)

Image Source: (Greg Nash/Pool via AP)

05-02-2021 CBN News Jerusalem Andrea Morris

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) is speaking candidly about his concerns that Big Tech companies are trying to “run our country, silence our speech, and take over our government.”

During an interview with Fox News, Hawley said his new book, The Tyranny of Big Tech describes how mega-corporations like Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Apple are growing more powerful by the day.

“This is a book that corporate leftists don’t want anybody to read, and for good reason,” Hawley said.Related


Image Source: (Greg Nash/Pool via AP)

Simon & Schuster Cancels GOP Sen. Josh Hawley’s Book, FL Hotel Drops His Fundraiser Over Capitol Riot

internet

‘The Most Powerful Companies in the History of Man’: These States Are Fighting Big Tech Censorship

handcomputerlaptopas

Big Tech’s Digital Surveillance Plan

Josh Hawley

Republican Sen. Josh Hawley Says He Will Challenge Certification of Electoral College Vote


“These are folks that want to try to impose their agenda – and it is a leftist, woke agenda – on the country,” Hawley told Fox, stating that Big Tech “wants to tell people what you can post, wants to control the news, control what people read and what journalism looks like.”

He added, “This is really about information control. These companies want to do all of that, and they have the power to do all of that, increasingly, and we need to do something about it.”

The book is scheduled for release Tuesday by Regnery Publishing. Hawley’s original publishers, Simon & Schuster canceled their contract with the senator after he and other Republicans opposed the certification of Electoral College votes in the 2020 presidential election.

***As Big Tech censorship continues to grow, please sign up for CBN Newsletters and download the CBN News app to ensure you keep receiving the latest news from a distinctly Christian perspective.***

“The irony is, the book is about the control Big Tech has over our politics, and over our society, and it was Big Tech that led the effort to get this canceled,” Hawley told Fox.

“I think it was a petition drive that started on Twitter – certainly was amplified by Twitter, that caused the corporate publisher to say we ought to back away from this,” Hawley said and that he is “grateful there are still independent publishers,” referring to Regnery.

” This is all about how big tech and mega corporations are working hand-in-hand with big government to try to run our country, silence our speech, and take over our government. And we have to stop them,” Hawley declared.

He said one solution is to “break companies up,” and that Republicans should be leading the way.

“Facebook currently owns Facebook, but also Instagram, and they also want to have their own currency or something like it,” Hawley said. “Google owns not just Google search, but Gmail, and all of these other products, and cloud computing services, and they own YouTube.

“One company should not be allowed to have all of these different platforms,” Hawley continued, asserting that Amazon and their web services have a “huge cloud computing system.”

“They shouldn’t be able to do all of that simultaneously and control so much of the internet,” Hawley said.

Additionally, Hawley introduced a bill last month that would “ban companies offering search engines, marketplaces, and exchanges from competing with third-party vendors by selling, advertising, or promoting their own competing goods and services on their sites.”

The “Bust Up Big Tech Act” would prohibit companies like Amazon from selling Amazon-branded products on its marketplace against other competitors.

Hawley concluded the interview by emphasizing that social media platforms “could be a great benefit” once they return to their original origin.

“I think if social media were truly social media if it were really about communicating with each other, forming friend groups—think about Facebook before it introduced the newsfeed and algorithms that try to determine what we see and what we do, try to push advertising at us based on our behavior—before that, I think there could be a great benefit to having social media,” Hawley explained. 

Did you know?

God is everywhere—even in the news. That’s why we view every news story through the lens of faith. We are committed to delivering quality independent Christian journalism you can trust. But it takes a lot of hard work, time, and money to do what we do. Help us continue to be a voice for truth in the media by supporting CBN News for as little as $1.Support CBN News

Steve Martin

STEVE & LAURIE MARTIN - LOVE FOR HIS PEOPLE FOUNDERS My good wife Laurie and I (43 years in October 2020!), through the ministry of Love For His People we founded in 2010, give love and support for our friends in Israel and in other nations with friendship, humanitarian aid, and social media support, along with Steve's NOW THINK ON THIS messages, and our Ahava Adventures annual trips to Israel. Steve has also authored and published 31 books. We live in the Charlotte, NC area, along with four adult children, spouses, and eight grandkids.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *