If Americans truly want a full accounting of what happened on Jan. 6 at the U.S. Capitol, Big Tech platforms such as Facebook must be part of the accounting, a political commentator argues.
“Social media platforms were instrumental in communicating and organizing the so-called ‘insurrection’ to destroy our democracy, as it’s hyperbolically described by the Left and plenty of Republicans,” writes Julie Kelly at American Greatness, where she is a senior contributor.
“If random Americans can be held legally responsible for others who commit crimes, then why are Silicon Valley tycoons with immense power and loads of money not similarly liable?”
Kelly contends veterans and high schoolers “shouldn’t be the only people paying a dear price for an event some compare to the Oklahoma City bombing or 9/11; if January 6 was indeed a domestic terrorist attack, then Big Tech, not Donald Trump, acted as the rented truck or the doomed airliner.”
“They ‘aided and abetted’ more violence and destruction than a handful of Oath Keepers,” she writes.
Kelly, whose work also has been featured at The Federalist, National Review, Wall Street Journal, The Hill and more