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Issa: Need More Than Apologies After Big Tech Censorship

November 16, 2021

“Time to put an end to Big Tech’s era of excuses”

Congressman Darrell Issa today issued the following statement after Google/YouTube admitted the company made a mistake after removing from YouTube a video of his July speech from the EDGE 2021 conference:

“The latest excuse for inappropriate censorship from Big Tech is not enough. I’m also not interested in a personal apology from the companies, which instead belongs to every American who has had their voice silenced but couldn’t fight back. After years of accelerating hostility to free speech and nonstop efforts to silence conservative viewpoints online, it is way too late for anything but a pledge of transparency from Big Tech and a commitment of reform from Congress.”

“If the current Democrat majority continues to block fair and justified legal changes that will empower speech and stop censorship, I will lead this and further reforms when that opportunity is at hand.”

Darrell Issa is the Representative of California’s 50th Congressional District. The District encompasses the central and northeastern parts of San Diego County and a portion of Riverside County, including the communities of Fallbrook, San Marcos, Valley Center, Ramona, Escondido, Santee, Lakeside, El Cajon, Temecula, and the mountain and desert areas of the San Diego-Imperial County line. Issa served as the Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform from 2011-2015.