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Jordan: Dem’s bills to fight big tech ‘do nothing to address the censorship’

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By Jenny Goldsberry

Leading up to the debate on the Democrats latest bill proposals, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) appeared on the Sara Carter Show podcast to share his thoughts on them.

Jordan told host Sara Carter he especially took issue with the Democrats weak attempt to reign in big tech.

Six bills altogether will be brought to the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday, of which Jordan is a ranking member. Five of those bills center around big tech. Some of the proposals include a ban on platforms from competing against businesses that they also promote and a requirement that they sell their companies that are already competing. The bills also propose banning platforms from merging with some competitors but also requiring them to pay more when they merge with others.

But, Jordan says that’s not enough. “Those pieces of legislation purport to do what we’ve described to to help us deal with big tech, but they do nothing to address the censorship,” he said.

Instead, the Ohio representative has two solutions of his own. “One, we need to take away their liability protection, the so called section 230,” Jordan said. Section 230 is legislation that prevents big tech platforms from being sued over what their users post. “But that’s not enough,” Jordan went on. “So in addition to that, we also need to look at breaking these companies up and giving them American citizens a private right of action to sue big tech, when they when they censor you in particular.” He admitted this is very similar to the legislation Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida signed recently.

RELATED: Texas AG fights big tech, says or else ‘we may never have our free speech back’

Next, Jordan will get the chance to “markup” all six bills. This means they will debate, amend and rewrite the proposals Wednesday. Finally, Jordan’s committee will vote to see whether the bills will be voted on by Congress.

You can follow Jenny Goldsberry on Twitter @jennyjournalism.

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Boston Celtics Player Legally Changing Name to ‘Enes Kanter Freedom’ to Celebrate U.S. Citizenship

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Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter is celebrating becoming a U.S. citizen in an incredible way. The 29-year-old athlete from Turkey is having his citizenship oath ceremony Monday, and will legally change his name to Enes Kanter Freedom.

Kanter is an outspoken human rights advocate who had his Turkish passport revoked in 2017 after he criticized Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Mediaite reports “he has also criticized NBA stars Michael Jordan and LeBron James for not doing enough to help the Black community and not speaking out against exploitative labor practices in China respectively.”

Celtics head coach Ime Udoka told the Boston Globe the team is “all for” the player’s name change. Kanter’s manager says the player will complete his legal name change to have Kanter become his middle name and Freedom be his new last name at Monday’s ceremony.

“We congratulated him as a group for getting his American citizenship last week,” Udoka said. “That’s who Enes is, we’re proud of him. Enes is who he is. He’s passionate about his stances and the name change; you look at [Ron] Artest [who changed his name to Metta Sandiford-Artest in the middle of the COVID-19 outbreak] and guys that have done it in the past. It’s something he wants to express and we’re all for it.”

Kanter has already changed his official Twitter account to Enes Kanter FREEDOM with his new last name in all caps. Freedom made waves when he tweeted the following on November 18: Money over Morals for the ‘King’. Sad & disgusting how these athletes pretend they care about social justice. They really do ‘shut up & dribble’ when Big Boss [inserted Chinese flag] says so. Did you educate yourself about the slave labor that made your shoes or is that not part of your research?”

The tweet included photos of basketball shoes he wore painted with human rights depictions and phrases such as “hey still researching and getting educated?” as well as “I am informed and educated on the situation.”

The statement is with regard to his criticism of LeBron James’ partnership with Nike. “Nike remains one of the NBA’s biggest sponsors as both organizations feed off their partnerships with China” reports Mediaite. Kanter Freedom also made an offer to take Michael Jordan and Nike co-founder Phil Knight to China in order for the men to “visit these slave labor camps and you can see it with your own eyes.”

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