WASHINGTON (SBG) - The Job Creators Network, a group that represents small business owners, was suspended from Twitter on Thursday for “violating rules against platform manipulation and spam,” according to Twitter. But according to JCN, the suspension was retaliation for an op-ed by their CEO that called for regulation of Big Tech.
“Two weeks ago our CEO Alfredo Ortiz penned this op-ed ... advocating that these Big Tech companies should be regulated like utility so that they can't exclude services to users just based on political beliefs and ideology,” said Job Creators Network CCO Elaine Parker to The National Desk’s Jan Jeffcoat Monday morning. “We really feel that our suspension was wrongly done.”
Parker believes platforms such as Twitter should be regulated as utilities.
“They really have become America's town hall,” said Parker. “Even the ACLU stepped in when they saw what we're calling a purge of conservative voices, and they called it unchecked power. That's very concerning to us as a conservative organization that advocates for small businesses and lower taxes and less regulations."
“We feel that regulating them like a utility like AT&T will create fairness and prevent certain voices from being silenced.”