Hawley Introduces Amendment to Halt Expansion of FBI's Surveillance Authority into Americans' Lives

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) released the following statements, warning against a new power grab by the FBI through Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) section 702 reauthorization—which the House of Representatives has already passed and the Senate is currently negotiating. Senator Hawley announced the introduction of an amendment to protect Americans from this further government overreach.

Senator Hawley has repeatedly condemned the FBI for abusing its authority to surveil...

Hawley Urges Senate Leadership to Protect Americans and U.S. Elections from Deceptive AI

Today in a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law hearing, U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), Ranking Member of the subcommittee, criticized Senate leadership's failure to send legislation to the floor to protect Americans and the U.S. electoral process from the worst effects of artificial intelligence (AI) technology.  

"Let's not allow these same companies that control the social media technology in this country, that control the news in this country to also now use...

Hawley Calls for Senate Vote on TikTok, End to CCP Spying

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) released the following statement after the House overwhelmingly passed legislation that would ban TikTok on all American devices, if the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) linked ByteDance refuses to sell the app.

Senator Hawley has been a leader against CCP-linked TikTok. In December 2022,...

Hawley to Google CEO Over Woke Gemini AI Program: 'Come testify to Congress. Under oath. In public.'

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) blasted Google CEO Sundar Pichai over the company's woke Gemini artificial intelligence (AI) tool and called for him to testify about it, under oath, to Congress. 

The AI program received backlash after depicting a litany of historically inaccurate images and text in service of the left’s DEI agenda – including generating the Pope as a black woman and claiming there was “no definitive proof” that Hamas committed sexual violence during the October 7 attacks...

Democrat Blocks Hawley Effort to Pass Bipartisan Bill to Hold Big Tech Accountable & Crack Down on Child Sex Abuse Material Online

Tonight U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) delivered remarks on the Senate floor and called for unanimous consent on bipartisan legislation to crack down on the proliferation of child sexual abuse material (CSAM) online. The STOP CSAM Act would empower victims to bring civil suits against Big Tech platforms that knowingly host CSAM content.

"These companies are the most profitable companies in the world. They are the biggest companies in the history of the world [...] Here they are making hand...

Hawley Challenges Zuckerberg to Put His Money Where His Mouth is: Compensate Online Exploitation Victims

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a new letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg today, calling on the billionaire to establish a compensation fund for victims of online exploitation across Meta's platforms. During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing yesterday, Senator Hawley pressed Zuckerberg about child exploitation on his social media platforms, forcing the Big Tech CEO to apologize his lack of action to protect children online.

"According to your company’s own internal metrics, within a...

Zuckerberg Fallout: Hawley to Call for Unanimous Consent on Legislation Giving Victims of Exploitation the Right to Sue Big Tech

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) announced that he will go to the U.S. Senate floor next week and call for unanimous consent on legislation giving victims of sexual exploitation online the right to sue social media platforms.

Hawley Blasts TikTok CEO Over App's Spying on Americans: "Why should you not be banned in the United States of America?"

Today in a Senate Judiciary hearing, U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) challenged TikTok CEO Shou Chew on his app's monitoring of Americans and its harvesting of their personal data, describing the platform as an espionage arm of the Chinese Communist Party.

"Every single one of those Americans are in danger from the fact that [TikTok] tracks their keystrokes, [TikTok] tracks their app usage, [TikTok] tracks their location data,"said Senator Hawley. "And we know that all of that information can...

Hawley Forces Zuckerberg to Apologize to Families of Child Exploitation Victims in Big Tech Hearing

Today in a Senate Judiciary hearing, U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) pressed Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg about child exploitation on his social media platforms. Citing horrifying statistics of minors' interactions with sexually explicit material on Meta platforms, Senator Hawley demanded that Zuckerberg answer for his lack of action to protect children online.

"Your product is killing people. Will you personally commit to compensating the victims?" asked Senator Hawley.

Despite being...

Hawley Files NetChoice v. Paxton Amicus Brief with Supreme Court to Fight Big Tech's Censorship Crusade

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in Texas' case NetChoice v. Paxton to define Big Tech platforms' role in disseminating users' speech.

In his brief, Senator Hawley argues that the Supreme Court must narrow Big Tech's power by defining whether these social media companies are self-conscious editors of content or neutral platforms that simply host users’ posts. He urges the Supreme Court not to permit Big Tech to algorithmically promote viru...