Attorney General Todd Rokita claims Big Tech censorship is ‘potentially harmful and unfair’
special – Indiana Attorney General Todd Rocita is set to announce an investigation on Big Tech companies, which he says limits and censors conservative content through trade practices that “potentially harm” consumers in the state, Granthshala News Has learned
On Wednesday, Rokita will announce an investigation into Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google and Twitter, including ways by which companies have limited Consumer ‘ Access to some content.
He Told how companies areDelete or obscure“Content that” reflects a politically conservative view. “
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Rokita said that “such manipulation prevents consumers from making informed choices.”
“In a free society, certain assets are more important than access to information for consumers and the opportunity to express political perspectives in meaningful forums,” Rokita said. “It is potentially harmful and inappropriate for these companies to manipulate content in ways that they do not publicly discuss or that consumers do not fully understand.”
The companies did not immediately respond to Granthshala News’ request for comment.
Republican lawmakers have criticized Big Tech and social media companies for curbing the censorship and silencing conservatism of companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube, as former President Trump was permanently removed from platforms following the Capitol riot on January 6 Was suspended from. .
Last week, Facebook deleted an interview with Trump conducted by his daughter-in-law Lara Trump, stating that any content would be cleared from social media platforms “in Donald Trump’s voice”.
A group of Trump officials was sent an email from a Facebook employee before the interview was posted, warning that any content posted on Facebook and Instagram in President Trump’s voice is currently allowed on our platforms Is not (including new posts with President Trump speaking)) “and warned that” if posted, it will be removed, resulting in additional limitations on the accounts posting it. “
This guidance applies to all campaign accounts and pages, including Team Trump, other campaign messenger vehicles on our platform, and former surrogates in an email posted by Trump’s son Eric Trump.
This interview was eventually posted on Lara Trump’s Facebook page, but was later taken down.
“Hi guys,” a Facebook employee wrote to him in an email with the subject line “delete content”.
“We are reaching out to let you know that we removed content from Lara Trump’s Facebook page in which President Trump was speaking,” Facebook wrote. “Consistent with the block we placed on Donald Trump’s Facebook and Instagram account, further content posted in Donald Trump’s voice will be removed and additional limitations will apply to the accounts as a result.”
Lara Trump posted the email on her Instagram.
An familiar source confirmed the authenticity of the messages to Granthshala News, but Facebook did not comment.
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Meanwhile, former President Trump and his team are “moving forward” with plans to launch their own social media platform, sources familiar with the matter told Granthshala News last week.
“We are moving forward,” a source said last week. “And President Trump may have returned his voice one way or another.”
The source said that they are taking the time to correct it.
The source said, “You have a shot at it.” “We’re walking at our behest and crossing our legs — we’ll be out with something.”
Another source for Trump told Granthshala News, “What he did to Lara was embarrassing.” “They are shutting down our voice, anything to do with Trump.”
“It’s not good what’s going on. They are trying to silence us completely,” the source continued.
The source said: “All of this is not going to work very well, as we are firing from afar and starting our stuff right now.”