(CBS4) – Colorado Congressman Ken Buck says that while big tech companies like Google, Twitter and Facebook are going to limit conservative voices, he doesn’t want their money. In a letter led by Buck, seven House Republicans pledged to no longer accept donations from tech giants’ political action committees.
“These monopolies have shown that personal freedom can be threatened as much by the tyranny of business as by the tyranny of government,” the letter said.
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Lawmakers are highlighting the ban on the Talk chat app after it was used by participants in the attack on Capitol Hill, as evidence that companies had abused their power.
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Buck is the senior Republican on the Judiciary Committee’s antitrust subcommittee.
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The New York Times reports that Amazon and Google have already frozen donations to lawmakers who voted against certification of election results, which includes two of the Republicans who signed the letter.