This country is standing at the confluence of what I call "guns and Google": the evil symbiotic relationship between gun violence and social media. Posting violent content and murder on social media is not free speech - it is undermining the very fabric of our society. It is savagery. Social media abuse and gun violence are inextricably linked, from the ability to illegally purchase firearms to the radicalization of the shooters.
If now isn't a time for a call to action, there never will be one. The overwhelming majority of Americans agree on sensible gun legislation: implement universal background checks, national red flag laws, and a ban on assault-style weapons and high-capacity magazines. Social media reforms must include changes to Section 230(c)(1) and incentivizing online platforms to proactively tackle illegality, hate speech, bullying, and violent content. If you agree, help me support candidates who will do what needs to be done to protect our families.
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