Senator Mike Lee told Fox News Radio’s Guy Benson on Thursday that the government should be kept “as far away” from regulating social media bias as possible, warning that “even if you would like the policies that the current administration might employ if it started stepping into this arena,” you probably won’t like the policies a Democratic regime would enact.
Mike Lee on social media regulation: ‘You keep government as far away from it as you possibly can’
Sen. Lee said, “You keep government as far away from it as you possibly can. Look, this may be attractive from a distance, to some, at any given moment, but it’s a very dangerous, slippery slope to start opening the door to having the government regulate these platforms.”
.@SenMikeLee on regulating big tech content: “keep government as far away from it as you possibly can…It's just terrible precedent long term. This stuff doesn't belong to the government. It's not the government's tool to play with.” https://t.co/9AtZgnTUzL
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) May 28, 2020
Lee agreed with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s belief that social media platforms shouldn’t be held up as gauges of truth in politics, saying “And I also think it’s wise to keep the government away from it. Governments have force as their only real weapon. You don’t want force deciding the art of persuasion or deciding the art of communication with social media.”