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Gosar Asks Biden Administration to Release Report on Hate Crimes

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Paul Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) issued the following statement in response to the Biden Administration’s refusal to release the latest National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) report on the role of telecommunications in hate crimes. At the direction of Congress, the NTIA conducted a thorough and comprehensive study on the correlation between speech and hate crimes and the use of media. The report contains critical data relevant to the public discussions regarding the actions by Big Tech to suppress speech.

“This week, I sent a letter to the NTIA demanding that the Department of Commerce release and publish the full 2021 NTIA report on its official website to provide full transparency to the American public. Americans deserve the truth about alleged internet inspired hate crimes. Unfortunately, the Biden Administration refuses to release this important report to the public, which concludes that ‘there is no evidence that electronic communications, including internet, cause hate crimes.’

In 1993, NTIA prepared and released to the public a similar report. In fact, the original report is still publicly available on NTIA’s website. Why the latest report is being suppressed is confounding to me. This data impacts daily public discussion in this country. Rather than hide its findings that freedom of speech on the internet does not contribute to a rise in hate crimes, the Biden Administration should make the report public.

The latest findings undermine false narratives claiming a correlation between internet speech and hate crimes. Nothing is more valuable than the truth as demonstrated by evidence," concluded Rep. Gosar.

A copy of the letter Congressman Gosar sent NTIA can be read HERE.