The ban on President Trump and his allies by Large Tech corporations following the US Capitol riot is a part of an effort to silence right-wing voices by companies which have “monopoly energy,” Sen. Marco Rubio, (R-Fla.) stated Sunday.
“We are actually residing in a rustic the place 4 or 5 corporations, unelected, unaccountable, have the monopoly energy to resolve, we’re gonna wipe individuals out, we’re going to erase them, from any digital platform, whether or not it’s promoting issues and the like,” Rubio, of Miami, stated on FOX’s Sunday Morning Futures.
“That is additionally a chance for [the left] to go and put stress on social media corporations to actually not simply erase the president however erase everyone,” Rubio stated.
His feedback got here two days after Twitter booted Trump — together with allies former Gen. Mike Flynn and lawyer Sidney Powell, who backed his claims that fraud led to President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.
Fb additionally completely suspended Trump from the social media platform in what it known as an effort to scale back politically fueled violence.
On Saturday, Parler — a social media service in style with the proper — was booted off Amazon’s website hosting service.
However Rubio claimed social media corporations are literally banning Trump and his supporters with a purpose to get on the great facet of highly effective left-wing elected officers.
“It’s additionally very cynical,” he stated. ”Fb, Twitter, these aren’t ethical champions right here. The rationale why these guys are doing it’s as a result of Democrats are about to take energy, they usually view this as a approach to get on their good facet to keep away from restrictions or any type of legal guidelines being handed that harm them.”
Final 12 months, Rubio cosponsored a invoice that provides individuals the flexibility to sue tech corporations equivalent to Fb, Google and Twitter in the event that they have interaction in selective censorship of political commentary.