Hirono Claims Conservatives Aren’t Censored by Big Tech

Hirono Claims Conservatives Aren’t Censored by Big Tech

November 18, 2020

In Tuesday’s hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on social media censorship, Sen. Mazie Hirono lied that conservatives are not censored on social media, because far-left Media Matters says they aren’t.

Addressing Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Hirono stated, “Mr. Zuckerberg, for the second time in three weeks, you’ve been called before the Senate Committee so my Republican colleagues can beat you up over claims that your platforms are supposedly biased against conservatives. The fact of the matter is that these allegations are completely baseless.

“Everyone who has systematically looked at the content of social media from Media Matters to the CATO Institute to former Sen. John Kyl (R-AZ) has found absolutely no evidence of anti-conservative bias and data from Crowd Tangle show that far-right content from the likes of Fox News, Ben Shapiro, and Dan Bongino dominates the daily top-10 most engaged pages on Facebook.

“So all of these allegations about the fact that you hire, or all of your employees are left-of-center, is relevant of nothing, certainly not relevant on some sort of anti-conservative bias in terms of your content moderation. So, the way I see it, this hearing is a transparent effort by my Republican colleagues to work the refs and unfortunately, in my view, it’s working,” she concluded.

Fact check: anti-conservative bias online is a demonstrable reality and Democrats know it, but Big Tech and Trump-hating propagandists like Hirono can count on their lies being disseminated in the media.

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