Peter Thiel on Twitter Freezing McConnell Campaign Account: Republicans Right To Be Suspicious


Peter Thiel said Friday on "Fox & Friends" that conservatives are right to be suspicious of bias against Republicans on social media platforms like Twitter following the temporary banning of Sen. Mitch McConnell's campaign account, @Team_Mitch. As of Friday afternoon, the account had been reinstated.

"There's an outside story of what happens on Twitter to the outside world," Thiel said. "And then there's an inside story inside these companies where they are sort of totalitarian, semi-totalitarian one-party states. It's like North Korea."

"Silicon Valley likes to think of itself as sort of cosmopolitan or globalist, but I think that’s not actually what’s going on here," he told "Fox & Friends." "It is just sort of an insular form of parochialism. Maybe it’s borderline autistic, so it’s a complete incuriosity about the rest of the world."

"So I think if you ask people at Google, they wouldn’t even think in terms of patriotic, unpatriotic," Thiel continued. "They don’t think of China as a geopolitical rival. They’re just not really aware of what’s going on outside of their campus."

"If you look at the entire Cold War history — the last, you know, century — I don't think there's ever a case where a major US company refused to work with the US and worked with our major geopolitical rivals," Thiel said Friday. "It's not like this weird, liberal thing. It is absolutely unprecedented."

"You always have the question – are these things innocent accidents or are they intentional acts of political sabotage? And the Republicans, I think, are right to be somewhat suspicious because this stuff keeps happening and Silicon Valley is something of a one-party state," he said.

“It would be one thing if everybody in Silicon Valley was anti-Trump ... the majority are, but, of course, most people who are Republican, conservative are uncomfortable saying that. That’s the real problem. It’s the sort of political correctness where you can’t speak out," he continued.

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