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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) held Google’s feet to the fire on its murky legal status earlier today, using information from Breitbart News’ exclusive publication of “The Good Censor,” a leaked internal briefing from Google, to support his line of questioning.
Sen. Cruz sent a copy of The Good Censor, which Breitbart News exclusively published last October, to Google ahead of the hearing, where a representative of the tech giant admitted his company had produced the document.
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The Senator highlighted “tech firms are performing a balancing act between two incompatible positions. On the one side, create an ‘unmediated market of ideas – 100% commit to the American tradition that prioritizes free speech for democracy, not civility, by creating spaces where all values including civility norms are always open to debate.’ That’s on the one side, according to Google’s own assessment.”
“On the other side is ‘create well-ordered spaces for safety and civility – 100% commit to the European tradition, which favors dignity over liberty and civility over freedom, by censoring – and I will note, this is Google’s word, censoring – racial and religious hatred even when there’s no provocation to violence.”
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“Now, Google’s document lays this out as a balancing act between two incompatible positions, but yet, two places later in...
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