Congressman Keller, Oversight Republicans call for emergency hearing on Big Tech’s election interference

October 16, 2020
In The News

Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) today joined his colleagues from the House Committee on Oversight and Reform in calling on Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) to hold an emergency hearing before November 3 on Big Tech’s censorship and election interference.

The letter, led by Ranking Member James Comer (R-KY) and signed by all Oversight Committee Republicans, highlights the overt social media censorship of a New York Post article critical of Joe Biden and brings attention to the larger, underlying problem of Big Tech companies silencing conservative voices and values.

On the letter, Congressman Fred Keller made the following statement:

“For far too long, Big Tech companies have gotten away with suppressing Americans’ free speech online. Enough is enough—Facebook and Twitter’s decision to censor this article from the New York Post is a clear violation of the First Amendment and the parties involved must be held accountable.

“It is not the job of social media outlets to pick and choose what information Americans are allowed to see. I am glad to voice my support for curbing election interference and censorship from Big Tech and urge Chairwoman Maloney to schedule an emergency hearing on the subject as soon as possible.”

Full text of the letter can be found here.