Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX). (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
UPDATED 7:35 PM PT – Friday, April 16, 2021
Texas Representative Louie Gohmert (R) said Twitter has been part of what he calls the “high-tech oligarchy.” Gohmert spoke on the House floor Friday and slammed the social media giant over its alleged habit of targeting conservatives on the platform.
He specifically noted the recent suspension of Project Veritas Founder James O’Keefe’s account. Gohmert reiterated that Twitter claimed to have taken action against O’Keefe’s account after he allegedly violated its rules on platform manipulation and spam.
The Texas lawmaker suggested it was an effort to silence opposing viewpoints.
“If you expose the truth about somebody or some entity that Twitter is figuratively in bed with,” Gohmert said. “Then Twitter will ban you because they don’t want the truth out there.”
Congressman Gohmert added, Twitter does not want the truth, which is that Americans have been manipulated by Big Tech corporations and media entities like CNN.