Congresswoman Lauren Boebert Introduces Legislation to Have DOJ Report All Payments Made to Social Media Payments
In early February, Colorado Congresswoman Lauren Boebert introduced legislation to have the DOJ report all social media company payments.
The legislation in question, the Exposing Lewd Outlays for Social Networking Companies (ELON) Act, would mandate the Department of Justice (DOJ) to report the money it paid out to social media companies.
Under this legislation, the DOJ is required to submit to Congress all payments sent to social media companies starting on January 1, 2015. In addition, Boebert noted that her bill would require “a report from all agencies on federal dollars sent to big tech companies” and impose a one-year freeze on additional spending.
Cindy Harper of the Reclaim the Net noted that this bill’s introduction comes after revelations that the FBI was paying Twitter the administrative costs of processing its requests and other activities.
“Big Tech is in bed with the FBI and other agencies to the point where Congress can’t tell where one ends and the other begins,” Boebert said to Fox News. “The millions of dollars sent to Twitter that we know of during an election year when they were at the same time censoring the Hunter Biden laptop from hell, is incredibly concerning.”
“We must expose the incestuous relationship between Big Tech and the federal government,” Boebert stated. “My bill does exactly that.”
This type of collusion has to be exposed if we want to preserve free speech online. Elites know they can’t destroy free speech directly due to America’s strong free speech culture and robust constitutional safeguards. So they have to forge unholy alliances with the private sector to move their freedom-destroying agenda forward.
This kind of behavior must be exposed and ultimately used as a catalyst for a broader movement to defund and abolish the FBI and similar agencies that work with Big Tech to harass Americans and deprive them of their freedoms.