Willie R. Tubbs, FISM News
ORLANDO – Sitting as they were on a panel called “They Can’t Shut Us Up!” and having previously been banned from various social media platforms, it likely surprised no one that Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) and Conservative author David Harris Jr. offered strident criticism of major social media companies.
What might have struck the collective CPAC ear as odd was just how positive the pair was about having been “canceled.”
Taylor Greene made history as the first, and to date only, member of Congress to have been permanently banned from Twitter. Harris was removed from YouTube for sharing a clip that ran counter to YouTube’s COVID misinformation code and later having MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell on his show.
“Those that censor have never been on the right side of history, ever,” Harris said. “Those that say, ‘We know what’s best for you and so we want you to [only] hear what this person has to say,’ they’ve never been on the right side of history, so I take it as a badge of honor and then I just try to get louder. I try to get bolder.”
Taylor Greene said she took her removal from Twitter as evidence of the correctness of her positions.
“The first thing I knew was I was definitely in the right because Twitter kicked off President Trump,” Taylor Greene said. “So I knew I was in good company when Twitter kicked me off, and I also knew that I hadn’t tweeted anything wrong.”
The panel, which was hosted by Conservative director Amanda Milius, was as much an endorsement of emerging social media platforms like Gettr, Telegram, and the recently released Trump property TRUTH Social.
“[It’s] not about my personal Twitter account,” Taylor Greene said. “It’s the fact that Big Tech is aligned with the government. They have aligned with the Democrat communists, and what they want to do is they want to silence Americans who are willing to speak the truth.”
Another surprise from this panel was that Taylor Greene, one of the fierier personalities in the Republican Party, was not the most outspoken person on stage.
Harris, the author of Why I Couldn’t Stay Silent: One Man’s Battle as a Black Conservative, called social media powerhouses “Big Tech oligarchs of truth” and referred to critical race theory as “absolutely racist evil from the pit of Hell [that] should not be pushed on our children.”