CJR Staff
September 25, 2022

BREAKING: Mark Zuckerberg Linked To Censorship Conspiracy - GOP Unveils Case...

Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas has been hard at work with the Democrats to rescue the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act, which would protect big tech companies and giants like Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook (Meta).

"The Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA) was saved from legislative oblivion yesterday after Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) worked with the Democrats to rescue it, based on the false claim that the media and Big Tech are opposed to each other," reported Breitbart.

However, Republican Senators Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee and Marco Rubio of Florida have pointed out, nothing could be further from the truth.


"The media cartel bill, said Blackburn in her earliest critiques of it, gives 'even more power to the mainstream media and Silicon Valley,'" reports Breitbart.

Blackburn recently said the bill would allow "the liberal media and Silicon Valley to silence conservatives."

Senator Marco Rubio has said the bill "Opens the door to greater collusion between big media and big tech."

"These critiques expose a fundamental weakness in a key argument made by the JCPA’s supporters, including Sen. Cruz," reports Breitbart. "According to them, the media and Big Tech are opposed to each other."

Breitbart reported on the clear issues with Cruz's argument:

For a moment, it seemed like the slow, centralized, dinosaur brands of the legacy media were destined for the dustbin, outmatched and outcompeted by tens of thousands of independent voices.

That moment, which spanned the first half of the 2010s, now seems like a distant memory. Why? Because Big Tech colluded with Big Media to rig the playing field.

It doesn’t matter if content from CNN and the New York Times is less organically popular than content from independent creators. Google, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube will force it onto your front page regardless of its organic momentum.

Google and Facebook do this via their prominently-displayed news tabs, where only handpicked sources are allowed to appear.

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Source: Breitbart

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