On this episode of “The Federalist Radio Hour,” Republican Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin joins Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky to discuss Big Tech censorship and how the Silicon Valley giants have assisted bureaucratic “COVID gods” in dictating the pandemic agenda since the beginning.
“The power that the Big Tech companies have amassed is dangerous, right? And our antitrust laws aren’t designed to address it,” Johnson said, noting that he believes the free market is the best solution to the censorship problem.
“At some point in time, you know, conservatives have to use what platforms are out there. I don’t think we should abandon those, but we need to start gravitating toward outlets that aren’t going to censor us. Now that’s a real shame,” Johnson added.
Johnson said he believes that without Big Tech’s influence, people in the United States would have addressed COVID-19 more effectively.
“One of the greatest impediments to early treatment now is the fact that people will never admit they’re wrong. I mean, just generally in the population,” Johnson said. “Everybody bought into the experts, right? Everybody put their faith in Fauci. You kind of don’t want to admit that you put your faith in the wrong person, or the wrong agencies, or in the media or the social media.”