Rep. Buck, Sen. Lee Question Apple, Amazon, Google CEOs on De-Platforming of Parler
April 1, 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C.— On Wednesday, Congressman Ken Buck (R-Colo.) and Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) sent a letter to the CEOs of Apple, Amazon, and Google demanding answers on the actions their companies took against Parler.
The letter reads, in part:
"In just three days, Apple and Google effectively cut off Parler’s primary distribution channel, and Amazon cut off Parler’s access to critical computing services, leaving the company completely unable to serve its 15 million users. These actions were against a company that is not alleged to have violated any law. In fact, information provided by Parler to the House Oversight Committee revealed that Parler was assisting law enforcement even in advance of January 6th."
The legislators are requesting written answers and any documentation, including e-mail and text messages, related to the inquiries no later than April 15, 2021.
Click here for the full text of the letter.
Rep. Buck serves as the Ranking Member on the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial & Administrative Law and Sen. Lee serves as the Ranking Member on the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Competition Policy, Antitrust & Consumer Rights.