The Heritage Foundation has promised to no longer accept financial support from big tech companies as long as the platforms remove conservative views.
President Kay C. James announced on Tuesday that she was sign a pledge with at least 35 other conservative executives speaking out against Big Tech censorship and refusing contributions from these companies.
“The Heritage Foundation will not accept in good conscience the money of companies which repeatedly and blatantly try to silence the conservative rhetoric with which they do not agree,” she said. mentionned. “Whenever a new case of censorship comes to light, these companies trot apologies and promise to do better. Enough is enough. I am united with other conservative leaders against Big Tech’s censorship of conservative voices. “
Media Research Center founder and chairman Brent Bozell cited the Heritage Foundation’s rejection of Big Tech donations as a catalyst for rejecting Big Tech financial support.
“We applaud Heritage for turning down two six-figure contributions from Google and Facebook last year. It was a catalyst for the Media Research Center to urge all conservatives to do the same, ”Bozell said. “Silicon Valley money is poisonous and poisons our society. Big Tech – Facebook, Twitter, Google, YouTube, and others – is pouring millions upon millions of dollars into Washington in an attempt to buy influence. The Conservatives must resist.
“As you know, there is a growing momentum in Washington to curb Google and other tech companies, either through antitrust measures or changes in the liability protections you enjoy,” James wrote. “Heritage is reviewing these proposals, and the last thing we need is anyone who thinks our conclusions have been influenced in any way by a relatively small donation from your company.”
The Media Research Center report shows that every Big Tech company has earned a collective “F” for free speech. Free Speech America’s scoring system includes scores in five categories: freedom of speech, user transparency, bias, responsiveness to user complaints, and fact checking.
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