Conservative Groups Funded by Google Oppose Anti-Trust Action

A handful of conservative organizations have signed onto a letter to House Republicans stating their opposition to any proposed anti-trust action against Big Tech companies, according to Breitbart.

The 10-page letter, addressed to Congressmen Ken Buck (R-Colo.), Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), and Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.), declared on behalf of these groups that “both sides of the aisle are pushing for the weaponization of anti-trust, either as a tool to punish corporate actors with whom they disagree or out of a presupposition that big is bad.”

Among the most prominent signatories were the American Conservative Union, the Eagle Forum, Americans for Tax Reform, and FreedomWorks, along with at least 16 other groups. Of these groups, at least five have received massive donations from the tech giant Google, including the American Conservative Union and Americans for Tax Reform.

According to Breitbart’s sources, Google representatives helped write the letter on behalf of the conservative organizations.

Big Tech companies have come under major scrutiny over the course of the Trump presidency, especially in recent weeks as various tech giants, including Apple, Google, and Amazon, have conspired together to silence potential competitors such as the alternative social media platform Parler. Twitter has also faced widespread global backlash for its permanent suspension of President Donald Trump’s account, after baselessly accusing him of “inciting violence.”

About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22). He is currently a co-host of The Right Take podcast.

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