Senate Republicans are undertaking renewed efforts to probe social media companies over claims of bias against conservatives ahead of the November election at the behest of the White House, according to a new report.
Politico reported that the Trump administration had urged Senate Republicans on key committees to hold public hearings on the law that shields internet companies — including social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter — from lawsuits over content posted by third party users.
Senate Judiciary Chair Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) is holding a markup of new legislation on Thursday that would address allegations of anti-conservative bias on social media, while Senate Commerce Chair Roger Wicker (R., Miss.) will hold a vote that same day on whether to issue subpoenas to the CEOs of Facebook, Twitter and Google.
You either believe government needs to stay out of speech issues or you don’t. This is another reason I cannot support the Republican party today. During the Net Neutrality fight, the party seemed to understand the importance of keeping government away from speech, but no longer.
If you’re happy with Donald Trump making rules about what you get to say, wait until those rules are made by Joe Biden, or Kamala Harris, or Bernie Sanders, or AOC, or pick your leftist demon.
On a related note, I will not be voting for Ted Lieu for Congress because he stabbed Jackie Lacey in the back, endorsing her and then taking it back. I looked into his opponent and of course that guy is a typical Republican clown and I can’t vote for him. How this entire party degenerated this badly in five short years is one for the history books.