Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tx.) told Breitbart News about the threat big tech poses to free speech and US elections.
The Texas senator dubbed Google the “most dangerous company on the face of the planet” after a campaign event Saturday for the Georgia Senate runoff election, according to Breitbart.
Cruz warned that big tech is the “single greatest threat” the country faces to having “free and fair elections.” When asked which company poses the greatest threat, Cruz replied, “I think hands down Google is the most dangerous company on the face of the planet. Google is the most dangerous because it’s the biggest by far. It is the most powerful by far. It controls the vast majority of searches people do.”
But Cruz added that he believes “Twitter is the most brazen.”
“We just recently had a hearing where Jack Dorsey testified with a beard that looked like he had crawled out from under a bridge,” said Cruz.
Cruz said, “I asked Mr. Dorsey at that hearing, ‘Who the hell elected you and put you in charge of what we’re allowed to read?’ Look, Twitter brazenly censored the New York Post when it ran stories about Hunter Biden and Joe Biden’s corruption concerning China, concerning Ukraine and Russia, and they just silenced it. Not only did they prevent you and I from circulating those stories, for two weeks, they banned the New York Post.”
The senator was slightly less critical of Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg.
“I will give some degree of credit that Mark Zuckerberg at least acknowledges the need to protect free speech,” said Cruz. “I think he’s benefited because Twitter and Google are so rotten that even though Facebook’s pretty bad, just saying free speech is important makes him appear markedly better than his rivals, but all three are very serious concerns.”
Cruz is leading a coalition of Republican senators who announced on Saturday they plan to challenge the results of the 2020 presidential results.