The Federalist publisher and co-founder Ben Domenech told Fox News on Monday that “we really ought to be scared of” the recent crackdown on President Donald Trump and Parler by tech companies.
“This is a situation that I think a lot of us have been warning against, on the right, for a long time,” Domenech told Fox News’ “Fox & Friends.”
He added, “They can undermine and they can behave in totalitarian fashions, in ways that frankly smack of the kind of approaches that we’ve seen in places like China and Russia.”
Domenech went on to claim Twitter’s permanent ban on Trump is politically motivated, though the social media company says the president violated its policies regarding the incitement of violence following his supporters’ riot at the Capitol last Wednesday.
“That’s something that I think we really ought to be scared of, when we see these massive corporations, the most powerful ones that have ever existed in the world, coming together to make a political statement, to cut off the most popular Republican in terms of vote that we’ve ever seen,” he said. “That’s something that should bother all of us.”
“When we talk about what Amazon did to Parler, it’s the equivalent of saying ‘we’re going to shut off your power. We’re going to shut off your electricity,'” Domenech added.