Georgia congressman says gov't using AI to censor Americans 'nefarious'
'It's concerning the way that these three letter agencies in our federal government have been moving to censor the speech of the American citizen,' said Rep. Clyde
GOP Georgia Rep. Andrew Clyde says the apparent trend of government increasingly using artificial intelligence to censor Americans is "nefarious."
"It's concerning the way that these three letter agencies in our federal government have been moving to censor the speech of the American citizen and our First Amendment rights," Clyde said on the John Solomon Reports podcast, referring to such federal agencies as the CIA and FBI. "That's incredibly nefarious."
Clyde's comment was part of broader conversation with Solomon about whether Big Tech and the federal government are working together to create algorithms through artificial intelligence that can censor Americans on social media and other platforms with no human intervention.
The concern is that government could administer censorship but have no fingerprints on it.
"When the government can put their foot down on what you and I can say, what you can say on this radio program, or what some of the conservative outlets that have had their voice silenced through social media, then we truly have moved into the socialist and communist realm of government," Clyde said.
Clyde has recent co-sponsored legislation titled the "Elon Act," which aims to hold Big Tech accountable for working with the federal government for violate peoples' First Amendment rights.
"Just the FBI alone paid Twitter $3.4 million between October 2019 And February 2021," Clyde said. "What they're doing is what the government cannot do directly, which is they are doing government by proxy or censorship by proxy-I should say. This is 100% a violation of the Constitution."
He also said the Elon Act "puts a big, one-year moratorium on any payments from the FBI to Big Tech."
"And it exposes the collusion between Big Tech and the Department of Justice," Clyde continued.