Ted Cruz Slams Big Tech As 'Partisan Enforcers' Who 'Skewed an Election'

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) has lashed out at big tech companies and claimed their leaders "did in fact skew" the 2020 Presidential Election.

The Republican launched a renewed attack against big tech companies during an appearance with Fox News anchor Maria Bartiromo on Sunday.

Responding to a question from Bartiromo over censored posts, Cruz said: "The censorship has been over and over again, silencing things that are true."

Cruz used the case of a New York Post report that was critical of President Joe Biden and contained material allegedly pulled from Hunter Biden's laptop after it was left at a Delaware computer repair shop in April 2019.

He said: "They wanted to silence a story. And the only justification for silencing the story is because it hurt Joe Biden and it helped Donald Trump and big tech was behaving like it was the partisan enforcers to try and skew an election and they did, in fact, skew an election.

"And they are continuing now to censor information that disagrees with the official government line.

"I gotta say it's the same thing happening in a communist country like China and a communist country like Cuba where, if there are facts that are contrary to the Government orthodoxy, the dictatorship prevents you from sharing the facts.

"Big tech is doing the same damn thing here in the United States."

In Communist countries, if there are facts contrary to the government orthodoxy, the dictatorship prevents you from sharing the facts.#BigTech is doing the same damn thing here.

It’s a frightening threat for free speech & the ability for the American people to learn the truth. pic.twitter.com/XeOITDeWJa

— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) July 18, 2021

Twitter had said it suppressed the spreading of the story as it breached its policy that prohibits people who "directly distribute content obtained through hacking that contains private information."

Jack Dorsey, Twitter CEO, later apologized for how the situation was handled and added in an October post: "Our communication around actions on the @nypost article was not great. And blocking URL sharing via tweet or DM with zero context as to why we're blocking: unacceptable."

Cruz's remarks against big tech companies were his latest in a long line of attacks against the industry and Silicon Valley giants, who he has accused of censoring content on its platforms.

Earlier this year, Cruz mocked Microsoft over Bing's censorship of Tiananmen's 'Tank Man,' after the search engine reportedly purged image results of the famous pro-democracy protester who stood in front of tanks in Beijing's Tiananmen Square in 1989.

Cruz tweeted at the time: "Was the 'accidental human' who made the error by any chance the head of China Marketing for Microsoft."

His comment referred to a statement sent to Vice Motherboard, where Microsoft said: "This is due to an accidental human error and we are actively working to resolve this."

It is also not the first time Cruz has suggested the 2020 election may have been manipulated in Biden's favor. He opposed certifying the result on January 6 and called for an audit of the votes in Arizona and Pennsylvania.

Newsweek has contacted Twitter and Facebook for comment.

Senator Ted Cruz Holds a News Conference
Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) holds a news conference to voice his opposition to adding justices to the U.S. Supreme Court outside the court's building on April 22, 2021 in Washington, DC. Cruz hit out at big tech companies. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images