Corporate Giants Accused Of Suppressing Conservative Media

A comprehensive report from the House Judiciary Committee has exposed significant corporate collusion aimed at silencing conservative media outlets and personalities. Released Wednesday, the report accuses major corporations and advertising agencies of using their market power to deprive conservative platforms of advertising revenue through coordinated actions orchestrated by the Global Alliance for Responsible Media (GARM).

Chaired by Jim Jordan (R-OH), the committee’s investigation found that GARM, an initiative of the World Federation of Advertisers, engaged in activities far beyond its stated goal of promoting “brand safety.” Instead, GARM allegedly influenced content moderation and advertising decisions, effectively censoring conservative viewpoints.

Internal documents and testimonies revealed that GARM’s co-founder, Rob Rakowitz, misled the committee about the extent of GARM’s involvement in content moderation. The report detailed how GARM targeted conservative outlets like The Daily Wire and Breitbart, monitoring them for reasons to exclude them from advertising lists, demonstrating a clear bias against conservative media.

The report also highlighted GARM’s attempts to silence Joe Rogan over his COVID-19 vaccine opinions and its coordination of an advertising boycott against Twitter after Elon Musk’s takeover. These actions are seen as part of a broader effort to control online speech and limit conservative perspectives.

The Judiciary Committee’s findings suggest that these coordinated actions may constitute antitrust violations, calling for regulatory oversight to ensure fair practices in media and advertising. The report underscores the need for greater transparency and accountability to protect free speech and diverse viewpoints.