U.S. Representative Jim Jordan (R-OH) (NBC News)

It’s Official: The 118th Congress Will Do Jack All to Stop Big Tech’s Abuses

January 16, 2023


Republicans have learned to talk like conservative populists, decrying the abuses of Big Business, but will they actually do anything about it?

“Republican House Shifting Tech Focus From Antitrust To Censorship, More Investigations.”

“More investigations.” That was the headline last week from Sinclair’s National Desk, making it official: The Republicans of the 118th Congress intend to do precisely jack all to effectively rein in the most powerful companies the world has ever seen, and by extension, will do precisely jack all to rein in their abuses.

But maybe “jack all” is not a fair descriptor: They will, after all, hold hearings on censorship by private companies in collusion with the left-wingers in the federal government. They’ll give speeches in those hearings, bang the gavel, and berate Silicon Valley executives over Zoom, or maybe even in person. Congressman Jim Jordan will take off his sportcoat and give totally true speeches about the un-American abuses of power taking place in America’s tech industry.

Then he and his colleagues will go on Fox News to talk about it. They’ll fundraise off what they said on TV. The fundraisers will make good money, too, because people care about this issue. “Donate now to get more viral clips of us ‘owning the libs.’”

Christopher Bedford is the executive editor of the upcoming magazine, Common Sense. Follow him on Twitter.

Originally published in The Federalist.

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