By John Solomon
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, a relentless critic of creeping censorship and cancel culture in America, is vowing an aggressive investigation into federal agencies’ collusion with private entities to silence Americans’ opinions on Big Tech platforms if Republicans capture control of Congress.
McCarthy’s comments Wednesday came after Just the News reported how the departments of State and Homeland Security essentially outsourced censorship activities to a private consortium that facilitated federal officials’ requests to censor content on social media platforms during the 2020 election
The sprawling effort impacted over 4,800 web URLs, 20 news organizations, two dozen conservative influencers such as Sean Hannity, Charlie Kirk and Mark Levin and nearly 22 million social media posts, according to the consortium’s own internal after-action reports.
McCarthy said the operation, a precursor to the now-dismantled Disinformation Governance Board, was troubling and violated the Constitution.
“Holding both Big Tech and the government agencies they colluded with accountable will be a top priority of a Republican majority.”
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