Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, plans to rely on knowledge gained from earning undergraduate and graduate-level information technology degrees, and a 40-year IT career to help reel in Big Tech.
Johnson appeared on Tuesday's "Spicer & Co." and was asked whether his constituents were concerned about Big Tech overreach, and DirecTV’s decision to drop Newsmax from its lineup.
"[My constituents] are very concerned about the influence of Big Tech," Johnson told co-hosts Sean Spicer and Lyndsay Keith. "They are very concerned about the influence of big social media platforms, like Facebook and Twitter, and especially TikTok.
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"I sit on the Energy and Commerce Committee, and I'm going to be front and center. I’m one of the few people with an information technology background."
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Conversely, AT&T DirecTV already carries 22 left-leaning news channels — many of which draw considerably lower ratings than Newsmax, and those same channels get paid license fees.
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