Hawley hits back at media criticizing him for selling book on Amazon: ‘It’s what we call a monopoly’
Senator Josh Hawley, R-Mo. accused media critics of proving his point after calling him a hypocrite for promoting his new book, “The Tyranny of Big Tech,” on social media platforms such as Twitter and having sold his books on a “monopoly platform” like Amazon.
Josh Hawley uses iPhone, goes to Twitter to beg people to buy the book from Amazon, his book titled ‘Tyranny of Big Tech’ … Josh Hawley isn’t stupid but he apparently thinks we are , ”MSNBC presenter Brian Williams said of Hawley.
“It’s what we call a monopoly,” Hawley’s office replied in a statement to Fox News. “Of course Josh sells books on Amazon – the overwhelming number of books bought in America are bought there. Amazon is a monopoly platform. If the critics want to do anything about it, they should support Josh’s plans to dismantle Big Tech. “
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Hawley’s press secretary Abigail Marone shared the same post on Twitter, thanking critics like Williams for making their point.
“The Tyranny of Big Tech” argues that Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple are “the greatest threat to American freedom since the monopolies of the golden age.” In an exclusive interview with Fox News, Hawley spoke about why he is engaging in the fight against Big Tech.
“It’s a book that corporate leftists don’t want anyone to read, and for good reason,” Hawley told Fox News. “It’s about how big tech companies and mega-corporations work hand in hand with big government to try to run our country, silence our rhetoric and take control of our government.”
“And we have to stop them,” he added.
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Hawley claimed that Big Tech’s influence was spreading in the US democratic process, claiming that companies “meddled on a large scale” in the 2020 presidential election.
Hawley is not hopeless, story Townhall in a recent interview, “I am optimistic because I think the American people will not stand to have their lives run by the government by awakened monopolies.”
“The Tyranny of Big Tech” was originally going to be published by Simon & Schuster, but the publishing company dropped the book after opposing the Electoral College’s certification of the 2020 Elections on January 6, the date of the Capitol Hill murderous riot. The book was eventually picked up by Regnery Publishing.