That censorship has hit Republican Senators Rand Paul (KY) and Ron Johnson (WI), Rep. Jim Jordan (OH) and other Republicans in Congress. Facebook and Twitter have used their censorship mechanisms at least 30 separate times against Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (GA), including five Twitter suspensions and the flagging of at least 24 tweets with some type of warning label. Democrats have had just one member from the last two U.S. congressional delegations censored.
YouTube has deleted content posted by Senators Rand Paul (KY) and Ron Johnson (KY) and suspended both their accounts.
But besides censoring those Republicans already in Congress, Big Tech has also reportedly taken measures that impact new Republicans attempting to join the legislative body. Republican candidates running for U.S. Congress have been censored at least 15 times since November of 2019. Free Speech America could not find a single example of Democrat candidates facing censorship.
Author, lawyer and candidate for U.S. Senate J.D. Vance is just one example. He became a household name among conservatives after his book “Hillbilly Elegy” sold millions of copies. Vance experienced Big Tech’s wrath firsthand last week when Twitter suspended his campaign’s press account. “No warning. No explanation of what rules I allegedly broke. But this is what happens when we allow five companies to control what we’re allowed to say,” he tweeted.