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Liberals and conservatives bash Big Tech’s preparations for midterm elections

Conservatives in the tech industry say pressuring social media giants to change their election-related policies and practices and to be more transparent could backfire on Republicans.

“If politicians and the public push too hard, then Google and Facebook will just decide to ban ads altogether, which will hurt Republicans much more than Democrats because the Left can still lean on legacy media,” said Carl Szabo, a vice president and general counsel at NetChoice, an advocacy group that represents companies including Facebook and Google.

“But it’s worth being skeptical and vigilant of Google or Facebook’s definitions of election misinformation, which is why people can go to upstarts like Truth Social or Rumble to get well-rounded information to make the best decision,” said Szabo.