Rep. William Timmons, R-S.C., an outspoken critic of Big Tech censoring the Hunter Biden laptop story, told Newsmax on Monday that AT&T-owned DirecTV's decision to deplatform Newsmax is a symptom of a wider problem.
"We've known for the last decade that Big Tech, the media, social media is slanted," Timmons told "American Agenda." "We saw that incredible evidence presented in the Twitter hearing two weeks ago on the Oversight Committee.
"What are we going to do about it going forward? We have to have a system that the American people can restore their trust in the media and social media, and I hope that DirecTV and Newsmax can come to an arm's length agreement and that we can put this behind us."
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Timmons said the broader issue is that social media companies such as Google and Facebook still favor liberals, and that Twitter did as well before being purchased by Tesla CEO Elon Musk.
"We need to have an even playing field," said Timmons, a member of the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability. "That's all we're asking for, but it's something the American people demand."
Timmons said there should be Congressional hearings into the issue of conservative voices being censored. Newsmax is the second conservative news channel dropped by DirecTV in a little more than a year after it dropped the One America News Network in 2022.
"We need to get to the bottom of this, and it's not just DirecTV and Newsmax," Timmons said. "It's the entire media, social media. We have to restore trust from the American people in order to have a functioning country and government. It's what the American people demand."
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