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Rep. Gaetz: If Govt Waits, Big Tech Will Try to 'Steal' Election

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By    |   Friday, 29 May 2020 11:44 AM

Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., warned that if the government doesn’t take action, “big tech will steal” the election from President Donald Trump.

His comments came Thursday during an interview on the Fox News show “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”

Trump signed an executive order on Thursday to limit liability protections social media companies enjoy after Twitter began selective fact checks of his posts.

Gaetz called the executive order “a very important next step.”

 “If we just wait around, big tech will steal this election from Donald Trump and from the American people,” he said. “In 2016, we won three rust-belt states by a point each, and that was when nobody thought Donald Trump could win.”

“In 2020 we have lost the element of surprise, so we have to be as aggressive as they are.

“Twitter is interfering with an election. I’ve heard Democrats say that Russia was interfering with an election. That was a hoax. We have domestic interference right now.

 “If someone is going to assert that they are a nonbiased neutral platform, we should not just take that as an article of faith.“

Gaetz said he will be filing a complaint with the Federal Election Commission citing Twitter’s actions against Trump.

Twitter also had flagged a Trump tweet as “glorifying violence” for remarks concerning violent protests over the death of George Floyd in Minnesota.

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