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Conservative Leaders: Tech Companies Pose Existential Threat, Must Be Broken Up

Posted on 11 January 2021

Media Research Center (MRC) President Brent Bozell and more than 30 conservative leaders issued the following statement Monday calling for the breakup of Big Tech companies including Amazon, Google, Facebook and Apple after their sweeping acts of censorship against conservatives and President Donald Trump this past week. “Big Tech has declared war on free speech and is now an existential threat to democracy. The tech tyrants began to systematically shut down the conservative movement over the weekend. This is an all out assault on our republic from within like we've never seen before. We will not stand idly by as they cancel conservatives for daring to speak freely. Big Tech is using the violent riot at the Capitol last week – even though it was immediately condemned by all conservatives – as an excuse to do what they have always wanted to do: banish conservatives from the internet. Over the last 72 hours, Big Tech proved they are too big and too powerful yet again, with Apple, Google, and Amazon collectively shutting down Parler. Free speech was controlled like this in East Germany and the Soviet Union. This should not be happening in America.  Freedom has never been threatened like this before. We live our lives online, especially now, during the pandemic. The entire conservative movement will be canceled by the left and their thugs if we let them. They will turn the screws on conservatives if we don’t defend our rights. It is time to stand up and demand the breakup of these big tech monopolies. Brent Bozell President & Founder Media Research Center Ted Baehr, Th.D., HHD, J.D. Movieguide(r) Producer’s Guild of America (PGA) Member David Bossie President Citizens United Rachel Bovard Senior Director of Policy Conservative Partnership Institute Brian Brown President International Organization for the Family Floyd Brown Publisher The Western Journal Ed Corrigan President and CEO Conservative Partnership Institute Will Chamberlain Publisher Human Events Mike Davis President The Internet Accountability Project Jim DeMint Chairman Conservative Partnership Institute Elaine Donnelly President Center for Military Readiness Bill Donohue  President  Catholic League Michelle Easton President Clare Boothe Luce Center for Conservative Women Steven Ertelt Editor Joseph Farah Founder and CEO Mark Fitzgibbons President of Corporate Affairs American Target Advertising Lady Brigitte Gabriel Founder & Chairman ACT For America Becky Gerritson Executive Director Eagle Forum of Alabama Kristan Hawkins President Students for Life of America Students for Life Action John Hinderaker President Center of the American Experiment David Kupelian Vice President and Managing Editor Jim Lakely Vice President & Director of Communications The Heartland Institute Thomas Lifson Editor and Publisher American Thinker Richard Manning President Americans for Limited Government James L. Martin Founder & Chairman 60 Plus Association Hon. George K Rasley, Jr Managing Editor Christie-Lee McNally President Raven Strategies   Gene Mills President Louisiana Family Forum Lori Roman   President American Constitutional Rights Union Action Fund  Terry Schilling Executive Director American Principles Project Jon Schweppe Director of Policy and Government Affairs American Principles Project Sharon Slater President  Family Watch International Eunie Smith President Emeritus Eagle Forum John-Henry Westen Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief Walker Wildmon VP of Operations American Family Association