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Thursday, April 11, 2019

The real bias on social networks isn’t against conservatives

Sen.Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday in Washington, DC.

Today Senate Republicans held a hearing titled “Stifling Free Speech: Technological Censorship and the Public Discourse.” It was the second such hearing to be held in Congress in the past six months — in September, House Republicans put on a similar show, lambasting Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.

Makena Kelly took one for the team and watched it:

Representatives from Facebook and Twitter sparred with Republican lawmakers for hours at the Senate hearing where Cruz, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s panel on the Constitution, pressured industry representatives over deep concerns he and his colleagues have that social media platforms actively censor conservative political speech. But all of the evidence Republicans provided were...

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The Verge - Tech Posts

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