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Ted Cruz: ‘Outrageously illegal’ for White House to partner with Facebook on misinformation

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The White House faces harsh criticism after revealing it is partnering with Facebook to flag posts that spread “misinformation.” In an interview with Fox News’ Harris Faulkner, Senator Ted Cruz called out President Biden for the actions he believes are a violation of the Constitution. Cruz explains why Biden’s attempt to silence disinformation contributed to former President Trump’s lawsuit against Big Tech.

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SENATOR TED CRUZ: The Biden administration believes in power. They want the power to silence you. They want the power to silence any criticism. I have to admit, for a politician, if you could just make all your critics disappear and not be able to criticize you, that would be pretty nice. But it is against the constitution. It violates the First Amendment. It is contrary to a free democracy. But the Biden administration is making Big Tech the arm to silence critics. And by the way, what they call disinformation very easily always benefits Democrats, always Joe Biden.

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But what she? [White House] have inadvertently done is that they have strengthened President Donald Trump’s lawsuit against Big Tech, against Facebook and Twitter and Google – because what President Trump is alleging in the lawsuit is that they are violating the First Amendment by censoring Americans. The biggest argument they have in their defense is that they are private companies, not the government. And the First Amendment only applies to government. Well, there is an exception to that, the Supreme Court has long recognized that the government cannot use a private company to implement a government policy. And here, this is what they do. Here, the Biden White House is asking the Big Tech monopolies, “Please shut up, block, get rid of all positions we disagree with.” And I think that’s blatantly illegal. It is also an abuse of power that is really contrary to the principles on which our country is built.

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