|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 9, 2020
WASHINGTON (NRB) – On Tuesday, December 8, Sen. Lee (R-UT) introduced the Promoting Responsibility Over Moderation In the Social Media Environment (PROMISE) Act. This bill is designed to hold Big Tech companies accountable for their promises to not operate their social media platforms with political bias and is co-sponsored by Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS).
“The billionaires who own our nation’s Big Tech companies have every right to be partisan political actors,” Sen. Lee said. “What they don’t have a right to do is make promises to consumers that they will provide unbiased platforms and then discriminate against conservatives on those same platforms.”
NRB, the nation’s preeminent association of Christian broadcasters and communicators, supports Sen. Lee and the PROMISE Act.
“We are grateful that Sen. Lee is thinking through how to hold Big Tech accountable through legislation such as the PROMISE Act,” NRB CEO Troy Miller said in a statement. “We look forward to engaging these conversations in Congress and with the tech community as we seek to advocate for the free speech rights of our members.”
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