Cockburn had just returned home from his Wednesday evening stroll when he found something curious in his inbox. There tucked away was Rachel Bovard’s prepared testimony for Thursday’s hearing on internet antitrust laws in front of the House Judiciary’s Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law.
The Conservative Policy Institute senior director’s testimony focuses on the gatekeeping power of Big Tech companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter who suppress political content in ways that is harmful to free speech and democracy. Cockburn felt a sense of duty to share his scoop with readers of The Spectator, who have surely felt the sting of social media censorship.
Linked below is Bovard’s prepared testimony in full, which Cockburn’s colleague, Washington Editor Amber Athey, was kind enough to upload to her Scribd account.