Media and Tech Deserve Blame for the Racist Insurrection
On Jan. 6, a group of 147 senators and representatives attempted to disenfranchise millions of voters.
These seditious members of Congress tried to use their power to suppress the votes of Black and Brown communities, which resulted in insurrectionists storming the Capitol with Confederate flags, swastikas and other white-supremacist symbols. The lawmakers’ part in this racist coup cannot be allowed to stand.
Big media and tech played a critical role in the spread of the racist conspiracy theories these insurrectionists relied on.
Now Amazon, Comcast, Facebook and Google have paused all political contributions to “review their policies.” But the choice these companies need to make couldn’t be clearer — and we will not allow them to quietly restart their giving to these seditious legislators once the world has stopped watching.
Tell big media and tech: You allowed election lies to spread on your platforms and airwaves. Now you must do the right thing — and commit to permanently dropping political donations to the 147 seditious members of Congress.