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Holt to Newsmax: U.S. Big Tech Should Be Restricted From China

By    |   Tuesday, 05 December 2023 07:32 PM EST

Blaine D. Holt, a retired United States Air Force brigadier general, told Newsmax that United States-based Big Tech companies should be restricted from doing business in China.

Appearing Tuesday on "Carl Higbie FRONTLINE," the former deputy U.S. military representative to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization accused Big Tech of compromising their values to do business abroad.

"It's a massive market," Holt said about China. "They want to get in there, and they want to make their money, but at the expense of all of us and our freedoms here at home."

"These companies – with their [U.S. Code Title 47 Section] 230 exemptions, their freedom of movement, their ability to create these monopolies with no check on them whatsoever – they should be restricted from doing business in China," he added.

The economy would be better, Holt argued, if Big Tech was chopped up into "little pieces."

Holt's comments follow a report from The Washington Free Beacon that Microsoft provided China Daily and People's Daily, papers run by the Chinese Communist Party, with technology to help them target potential readers.

"Microsoft does not want to anger the Chinese Communist Party and access those 1.2 billion potential consumers," said Geoffrey Cain, policy director at the Tech Integrity Project.

"Microsoft has made huge inroads in the Chinese government over the last two decades," he continued. "That takes a lot of political posturing to win over Chinese Communist Party officials."

Microsoft has roughly 9,000 employees in China and says it wants to surpass 10,000 employees by the end of the year, the Free Beacon noted.

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Luca Cacciatore

Luca Cacciatore, a Newsmax general assignment writer, is based in Arlington, Virginia, reporting on news and politics. 

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Blaine D. Holt, a retired United States Air Force brigadier general, told Newsmax that United States-based Big Tech companies should be restricted from doing business in China.
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