“This is really about the unchecked power these big tech monopolies have over our public discourse and how this is a real threat to our freedom of speech and to our fair elections,” said Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii on Monday on “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”
“So this really isn’t about me, it’s about taking action on behalf of the American people. Because we got to understand here if Google can do this to me, as a sitting member of Congress running for the highest office in the land, that means they can do this to any candidate running for any office around the country and frankly to any person in this country.”
The 2020 democratic presidential candidate claimed that multiple news reports indicated she was the most searched candidate on Google following the first Democratic primary debate on June 26. “Then, without any explanation, Google suspended Tulsi’s Google Ads account,” her office said in a statement, that called the move “arbitrary and capricious.”
She is suing Google for alleged, “election interference,” claiming the tech giant suspended her campaign’s Google Ads account just after that first debate.