Troll Mike Cernovich has been slowly turning Drudge style against the GOP. Now he's released the internal confidential Jim Jordan strategy memo before the hearing at noon today. Nice.
Jim Jordan Sells Out Conservatives to Big Tech (Read the Confidential Memo in Full)
Published 12 hours ago on July 29, 2020 By Mike Cernovich
Labelled “Confidential,” the Jim Jordan Memo is something you’re not supposed to see.
Cernovich Media has obtained this Memo and is posted it in full.
Highlights of Jim Jordan’s Antitrust Memo
The Memo gives Republican talking points needed to defend Google, Apple, Amazon, and Facebook.
The Jim Jordan Memo is clear. Zero antitrust action against Apple, Google, or Amazon will be supported by the GOP, and the memo is loaded with talking points defending Big Tech’s monopoly power.
“Even if this hearing suggests that Google, Amazon, Apple, or Facebook have acted unlawfully, that would not necessarily mean underlying antitrust law needs an overhaul.”
39 page (!) memo here: https://s9503.pcdn.co/wp-content/upload ... n-Memo.pdf
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/07/2 ... tes-380487Tech CEOs face Congress at epic antitrust hearing
Lawmakers investigating a litany of antitrust complaints confront the chief executives of Facebook, Google, Apple and Amazon at a time of maximum legal peril for the big tech companies.
By LEAH NYLEN, NANCY SCOLA and JOHN HENDEL 07/29/2020 11:23 AM EDT
Four of the nation's most powerful CEOs are beaming into a Capitol Hill hearing at noon Wednesday to face one major question: Are their companies too big and powerful for America's good?
The virtual testimony marks the first joint congressional appearance by Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg, Amazon's Jeff Bezos, Apple's Tim Cook and Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Google and its parent company Alphabet. It comes at a time of rising legal jeopardy for the major tech companies, who are the subject of antitrust and consumer-protection probes in Washington, multiple U.S. states and Europe — but also amid questions about whether Congress can provide a counterweight to the wealth and power of Silicon Valley.
More than a year of investigation by the House Judiciary Committee's antitrust subcommittee has yielded a host of documents about a litany of criticisms, any of which could come up during Wednesday's hours of questioning. Those include Google's and Facebook's dominance over the online ad market, Apple's efforts to compete with rivals on its own App Store, and questions about whether Amazon misled Congress about how it uses data it compiles from its third-party sellers.
Lawmakers will no doubt raise other issues as well. Republicans in particular have pushed for answers on what they call a pattern of anti-conservative bias on social media, a charge Democrats dismiss as a baseless distraction. The executives, meanwhile, are touting their companies as examples of American-style innovation and openness, and a bulwark against Chinese-owned competitors like TikTok.