DOJ is About to Give Big Social Media the Attention They Have Been Dreading

Big social media is about to get the attention that they have been dreading. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is convening a meeting of States Attorneys General with the goal of looking at freedom of speech and unfair market practices by the social media platforms. Conservatives have been loud and long with the censorship that they have been receiving at the hands of Facebook, Google, and Twitter. Britain and Europe have already been involved in cases against these social media platforms. This will be the first sign of movement in the United States.

As Written and Reported BY MORGAN CHALFANT AND HARPER NEIDIG for The Hill:

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has scheduled a meeting with state attorneys general in September to discuss a “growing concern” that tech companies may be “intentionally stifling” the free flow of ideas on their platforms.

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In a statement issued right after executives from Facebook and Twitter finished testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee, the Department of Justice (DOJ) also suggested that the platforms were running afoul of antitrust laws.

“The Attorney General has convened a meeting with a number of state attorneys general this month to discuss a growing concern that these companies may be hurting competition and intentionally stifling the free exchange of ideas on their platforms,” DOJ spokesman Devin O’Malley said in a statement issued near the end of the congressional hearing.

President Trump and conservative House Republicans have repeatedly aired complaints about bias against conservatives on Facebook, Twitter, Google and other social media platforms. Those companies though have denied censoring conservative speech.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday morning on efforts to combat foreign influence operations on ……

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