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...

Hawley Introduces New Legislation to End DHS Funding for Liberal Propaganda

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) introduced the Ending DHS Funding for Liberal Propaganda Act to prevent the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from distributing grant funds to organizations that promote discrimination against conservative viewpoints.

Just last week, reporting revealed that DHS paid leftist academics to create propaganda to "counter" conservatives, under the guise of "media literacy."

"The Biden Administration has time and again demonstrated its willingness to...

Hawley Blasts Mayorkas for DHS Funding of Propaganda to ‘Counter’ Conservatives

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas calling out the agency's weaponization of taxpayer dollars to attack conservatives. New reporting revealed that DHS paid leftist academics to create propaganda to “counter” conservatives, under the guise of "media literacy.”

"This is an outrageous use of federal funds and abuse of power,” wrote Senator Hawley. “All these funds should be clawed back by the federal government...

Hawley Calls Out Big Tech Greed, Defends Americans' Right to Protect Themselves from Harmful AI

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) highlighted his bipartisan legislation to put power in the hands of consumers and give Americans harmed by nascent AI technology their day in court to hold Big Tech companies accountable. In a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing, Senator Hawley called out the tech industry for focusing on profits while turning a blind eye to the dangers of AI—like chatbots that have successfully taunted users into committing suicide.

“Why...

Hawley Calls on Congress to Protect Americans' Work Products & Images from Big Tech's Data Grab During A.I. Hearing

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law, co-chaired a hearing, calling on Congress to protect Americans' creative work from being harvested by powerful A.I. companies without fair pay.

"What are we going to do practically to make sure that normal people—whether they are journalists, whether they're bloggers, whether it's just the working mom at home—what they can do to protect their work product, their...