Sen. Lindsey Graham announced that he is working with Sen. Elizabeth Warren to introduce a Digital Regulatory Commission to regulate social media companies.
Graham: I’m going to unveil a digital regulatory commission that looks at social media companies like Apple and Twitter and Google. pic.twitter.com/p6BP2HkTpm
— Acyn (@Acyn) November 30, 2022
Graham (R-SC) said on Fox News: “Big Tech, you can’t sue these people under Section 230, so there’s no regulatory system that works, so I’m going to unveil a digital regulatory commission that looks at social issues, media companies like Apple, Twitter and Google. We need a regulatory environment to control the abuse of power here, so I’m going to do that with Elizabeth Warren. They’re looking for something that can bring us together in Washington. Social media is out of control, it needs to be regulated in some way and I think that brings both parties together.”
Big Tech has gotten so out of hand that it has made Lindsey Graham and Elizabeth Warren (DMA) allies on the same issue.
Graham is right. Elon Musk’s only flaw was that he was so blatant about his abuse of power. Musk could be the last straw, forcing the government to crack down on social media companies.
There are too few people with too much power running a few giant social media companies. The abuse of power in social media must be combated.
Jason is the managing editor. He is also a White House press pool and congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public policy with a specialization in social reform movements.
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