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Senate Republicans abandon principle, joining Democrats in effort to destroy tech innovation

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15.09.2021

What can we do about a tech sector that is increasingly hostile to conservative ideas and appears to be dominating competitors?

It’s a tough question to answer, but it’s easy to identify some wrong answers. Trusting government and expanding bureaucracy, particularly at a time when the Biden administration grows increasingly aggressive and partisan, throwing Republican appointees off supposedly neutral advisory boards, is one of them. Unfortunately, leading Senate Republicans are joining Democrats and embracing antitrust regulations that would empower government at the expense of the private sector.

Motivated by righteous, warranted indignation about anti-conservative bias, the bills these Republican senators are reportedly considering are companions to House bills sponsored by Democrats that narrowly passed out of the House Judiciary Committee this summer. But in practice, these bills won’t stop the censorship of conservative online speech and will further expand government reach.

As my colleague Patrice Onwuka notes , many conservatives instinctively support antitrust regulation of Big Tech because they’re upset about unequal treatment of content. In many cases, we’re not talking about violent, extremist, threatening, or dangerous speech but rational, opposing viewpoints on a given topic. Kicking the president of........

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