State Representative James White urges Governor Greg Abbott to consider immediate action regarding technology companies who leverage their access and dominance to undermine the culture of freedom of speech. In his request, Rep. White states that immediate actions should include the divestment of state funds from these companies.

“These companies are private sector entities that enjoy civil immunity and as any other organization or U.S. citizen, they have a responsibility to foster and promote our culture of freedom of speech. Where will this end? Religious thought, political beliefs, stances on the 2nd amendment?” stated Rep. White. “It is fair that they should not allow their platforms as a virtual space for mayhem or violence. However, these corporate technology behemoths are using their market monopoly status to degrade freedom of thought and discourse.”

Please do not hesitate to contact Saul Mendoza, Chief of Staff, with questions regarding this release at 512-463-0490 or 409-283-3700.

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James White is a Texas State Representative for Hardin, Jasper, Newton, Polk, and Tyler counties. He graduated with a doctorate in political science from the University of Houston. White served in the U.S. Army and worked as a public school educator and coach before being elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 2010. During his time as a Representative, White has worked on issues such as taxes, school funding, mental health, and more. He maintains a cattle ranch in Tyler County, attends Hillister Baptist Church, and is a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, and the Texas Farm Bureau.