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Silicon Valley Censorship’s ‘Big Influence’ on Elections

Former Clinton pollster Mark Penn is sounding the alarm, warning that Big Tech could have a “big influence” on our elections, and that it could be a big problem. In an interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, Penn warned: “I think you have to be worried about big tech becoming big brother.” He would go on point out that major social media companies are becoming “more powerful than any TV station.” Add in the censors, algorithms, and the fact that they are private companies and thus NOT subject to the First Amendment, and the problem only magnifies.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

In an appearance on Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson Tonight Monday evening, former Clinton pollster Mark Penn warned censorship by Big Tech could significantly influence elections.

A partial transcript follows:

TUCKER CARLSON: So, I’m fascinated by the Alex Jones story because it was Alex Jones, almost no conservatives rose to his defense because the idea was ‘Alex Jones, ew, yuck.’ But, it’s not really about Alex Jones, is it? It’s about the idea that companies can make it impossible for your voice to be heard. Is that a precedent we should feel comfortable with?

MARK PENN: I think you have to be worried about big tech becoming big brother—


PENN: —Because this used to be neutral platforms that said we are open to free expression, that’s our core value, and now they said, not so much. With particularly Facebook hiring 10,000 new sensors on top of another 10,000 and having roving censoring box looking for content.



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