Dennis Prager, who is currently working on a movie about free speech with Adam Carolla, will speak about the topic at a U.S. Senate committee hearing hosted by Sen. Ted Cruz, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Prager is a radio host and author and has created the Prager U YouTube channel. He is suing Google because it restricts many of its short educational videos, and he will testify on July 16 in front of the Judiciary Subcommittee chaired by Sen. Cruz.
Prager’s documentary, No Safe Spaces, is set to be released in a few months. The movie covers mostly politically correctness at college campuses and has already earned Carolla a trip to DC to testify at the Congressional hearing two years ago.
No Safe Spaces also digs into big tech’s bias towards conservative thought, and that's why Prager was invited to the hearing. A camera crew from the movie production team will be recording the proceedings.
“At PragerU, 80 of our videos are on YouTube's ‘restricted' list, so if you have filters against pornography and violence, you can't see them,” Prager told THR. “But not a one has anything approaching violence or porn. Among those on the list — it boggles the mind — is an introduction to the Ten Commandments. You can't think of something more innocent than that. But they're all innocent. Alan Dershowitz, a lifelong liberal Democrat, has a PragerU video on the founding of Israel. Why would that be lumped into pornography? Because the left hates Israel, that's why. It's as simple as that.”
On June 25th, James O’Keefe, uncovered Google’s insider documents where Prager and Shapiro were described by executives as “Nazis” using far-right coded messages.
O’Keefe also released an audio clip of another executive hoping to prevent the “next Trump situation” because according to him “the people got screwed over, the news media got screwed over, like, everybody got screwed over.” The Google executive, head of responsible innovation Jen Gennai, replied by saying it was “a casual chat with someone at a restaurant and used some imprecise language.”
While the executive is entitled to have an opinion and to share it with colleagues without fear of being recorded, the leak legitimized once more the accusations that the right is moving to online companies accusing them of being radical leftists.
Most likely, Cruz and his guests will be targeting Google and YouTube as well as Twitter and Facebook, also accused of censoring conservatives.
“They utterly suppressed James Woods' Twitter account because he's a witty conservative. But there are so many examples,” said Prager.
“It wasn't long ago that liberals and conservatives agreed on a few things, and free speech was one of them,” explained Prager. “But unlike liberals, the left has never been an advocate of free speech, and now liberals have caved into the left, with exceptions like Dave Rubin and Alan Dershowitz.
But this is the biggest threat in the history of the republic because there's only one conduit of any significance to free speech, and that's Google. This is a very big deal.”