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Rick Santorum: Why Section 230 Repeal Is Not The Answer

Robert Winterton
Robert Winterton Director of Public Affairs

“Last summer, I warned businesses against trying to appease the digital mob that demands conservative speech be suppressed online. Since the awful events on January 6, when a fringe political movement used a rally in support of President Donald Trump to attack our nation’s Capitol, it is clear some tech businesses are not heeding my advice.

Businesses believe they can avoid criticism by bowing to progressives’ demands. That is a mistake. After tech giants de-platformed President Trump, they somehow believed they’d be praised by the media and progressive activists. Instead, the left saw this as an admission of guilt and called for their heads. Take this rant by Mika and Joe for example, in which they claim that big tech has “destroyed this country,” and should be punished for not banning more speech.”

Read the full piece by Sen. Santorum in The American Conservative here.

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