5 Big Tech Companies To Be Investigated For Censorship Of Conservative Content: Indiana AG

5 Big Tech companies are under investigation

Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita said he will investigate five Big Tech companies that might have harmed Indiana consumers through “abusive, deceptive and/or unfair” actions.”

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Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, and Twitter are on Rokita’s list.

The attorney general will follow procedures that restrict resident’s access to specific content. This is related to the deletion or obscuring of conservative posts.

“In a free society, few assets are more important to consumers than access to information and the opportunity to express political viewpoints in meaningful forums,” Rokita said. “It is potentially harmful and unfair for these companies to manipulate content in ways they do not publicly discuss or that consumers do not fully understand.”

Rokita will probe into allegations that attorney Vanita Gupta did something to encourage the censorship of conservative voices by these companies.

Gupta is Joe Biden’s nominee for associate US attorney general. Republicans questioned her in March over her partisan record.

“Her Twitter feed has painted Republicans with a broad brush, describing our national convention last year as three nights of ‘racism, xenophobia, and outrageous lies,’” Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said.

Rokita has already criticized censorship on social media. In February, he shared a Valentine’s Day card with Donald Trump’s image. “You stole my heart like a 2020 election,” the card read.

Twitter blocked the tweet and people weren’t able to retweet it or reply to it.

 

Texas Senate passed a social media bill

The Texas Senate passed a new law that forbids Big Tech companies with at least 100 million users per month to censure people. These companies are unable to block, ban, demonetize or discriminate against users due to their political post.

Senate Bill 12 is supported by Republican state Sen. Bryan Hughes. It passed on April 1 and applies to Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, and other social media companies.

“I think we all have to acknowledge, these social media companies are the new town square,” Hughes said.

“And a small group of people in San Francisco can’t dictate free speech for the rest of us. It needs to be an open exchange of ideas, and Senate Bill 12 is going to get Texans back online.”

Hughes explains that the bill is on the way to the state House. Hopefully, the governor will sign the bill into law. Companies will be required to make their moderation policies known. They will have to publish reports about the contents they had blocked. They will also have to create an appeals process for the deleted content.

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Source: The Epoch Times

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