Indiana’s State Attorney General has launched an investigation into Big Tech companies and their censorship of conservatives on sites such as Facebook.
AG Todd Rokita, a Republican, is officially investigating the censorship tactics of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, and Twitter, saying these companies “have potentially harmed Indiana consumers through business practices that are abusive, deceptive and/or unfair.”
According to a statement from the Office of the Indiana Attorney General:
In particular, Attorney General Rokita is probing methods by which the companies have limited consumers’ access to certain content — often deleting or obscuring posted material reflecting a politically conservative point of view. Such manipulation prevents consumers from making informed choices, Attorney General Rokita said.take our poll - story continues below
“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,” Attorney General 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 noted that his investigation also includes the actions taken by Joe Biden’s nominee to be associate U.S. attorney general, Vanita Gupta, who urged Big Tech companies to shut conservatives down online.
The statement added that Gupta met with executives from Facebook and Twitter to get them to shut down the free speech of conservatives.
Gupta’s hard-core, left-wing activist group, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, sent a letters to Big Tech leaders including Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg. In 2018, the group demanded that Big Tech take steps to censor and shut down content posted by conservatives supposedly to “promote confidence” in online content.
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