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Politics Heritage Foundation vows to refuse Big Tech money over conservative bias

02:55  05 may  2021
02:55  05 may  2021 Source:   thehill.com

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The Heritage Foundation in an announcement Tuesday vowed to not accept funds from large technology companies over what it said was a bias against conservative views from such players as Facebook and Google.

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The Foundation shared a press release on Tuesday where their president Kay C. James said that she's signing a pledge with other conservative leaders that calls out the Big Tech companies for censorship, and refuses to accept contributions from them.

"The Heritage Foundation will not in good conscience accept money from companies that repeatedly and blatantly attempt to silence conservative speech they don't agree with," James said in her statement . "Every time a new case of censorship comes to light, these companies trot out excuses and promises to do better. Enough is enough. I stand united with other conservative leaders against Big Tech's censorship of conservative voices."

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There is little evidence of a bias against conservatives on social media platforms such as Facebook, where some of the most popular pages are right-leaning.


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The top three performing posts by U.S. Facebook posts on Monday and Tuesday were from Fox News and the conservative commentators Dan Bongino and Ben Shapiro.

Criticism of tech companies on the right has been rising, however, especially since Twitter banned former President Trump from their platforms.

The Heritage Foundation turned down a pair of contributions from tech giants Google and Facebook that was worth six figures in March, Axios reported.

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