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“The effect of this is that there is no longer a free and open social media company or site for any American to get on any longer,” said Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) on “Sunday Morning Futures” with Maria Bartiromo.
“These big companies, Apple, Amazon, Google, they have just destroyed a what was likely Parlor’s, likely a billion dollar company, poof, it’s gone,” continued Nunes.
“But it’s more than just the financial aspect to that. Republicans have no way to communicate if it doesn’t even matter if you’re Republican or conservative, if you don’t want to be regulated by left wingers that are at Twitter and Facebook and Instagram where you get shadowbanned, nobody gets to see you. They get to decide what’s violent or not violent. It’s preposterous.”
“So I don’t know where the hell the Department of Justice is at right now or the FBI. This is clearly a violation of antitrust, civil rights, the RICO statute. There should be a racketeering investigation on all the people that coordinated this attack on not only a company, but on all of those like us. Like me, like you, Maria. I have three million followers on parler. Tonight, I will no longer be able to communicate with those people. And they’re Americans and by the way, unlike the fake social media sites.”
“We know that everybody that’s on Parler, because you get certified, there’s a number and it’s actually a very, very safe platform. And if you break the law on Parler, the FBI can subpoena to get to find out who those people are. If you break crimes on Facebook and Twitter, good luck, good luck trying to find out who they are. So Parlor’s went above and beyond. It’s one of the reasons why I didn’t go to Parler, you know, eight months ago, because it was a Republican platform. I didn’t know if it was Republican or not. I went there because I knew that I could express my thoughts freely and that I knew that my that the the list, as I post something, was going to be there and that Facebook and Twitter weren’t going to be manipulating it.”