All eyes are on Big Tech as midterms approach, following 2020 election meddling

As the midterm elections approach, it is worth remembering the influential role that Big Tech played in the 2020 presidential election. 

Nowhere was that role more conspicuous than with the censorship of the Hunter Biden laptop story in the weeks leading up to the election.

It wasn’t until recently that leftist outlets and networks began to admit that the story was not Russian propaganda but reality. Some have even been bold enough to admit that Big Tech and the mainstream media purposely suppressed the Hunter Biden story, and some have claimed that Big Tech and the mainstream media were justified in doing so.

Whatever the case may be, it happened. And, there is no reason to believe it won’t happen again.

The RNC’s complaint

Back in October of 2020, the Republican National Committee (RNC) tried to expose Big Tech’s actions for what they were, namely an “illegal corporate in-kind political contribution” to the 2020 presidential campaign of Joe Biden.

The RNC made the allegation in a complaint that it filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC). In the complaint, the RNC refers to Twitter’s censorship of the Hunter Biden story as “the most brazen and unprecedented act of media suppression in this country’s history.”

RNC further alleged that Twitter did it “for the clear purpose of supporting the Biden campaign.”

Democrat media consultants can only dream of such abilities,” the RNC wrote. “Through its ad hoc, partisan suppression of media critical of Biden, Respondent is making illegal, corporate in-kind contributions as it provides unheard-of media services for Joe Biden’s campaign.”

It could happen again

The FEC ended up dismissing the RNC’s complaint. The FEC came to the conclusion that Twitter’s censorship of the Hunter Biden story was “undertaken for a valid commercial reason, not a political purpose.”

Whether or not that’s the truth, the bottom line is that between then and now nothing has been done to stop Twitter, Big Tech, and the mainstream media from influencing more elections, as they clearly did in 2020.

Polls, for example, have consistently shown that Americans may have voted differently in the election if they had known about the veracity of the story. But, they didn’t, and that’s because of Big Tech.

It’s certainly something to keep in mind as the midterm elections draw near.

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