Friday, November 30, 2018

Congress is cracking down on big tech companies’ conservative bias

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai is expected to testify in front of the House Judiciary Committee next month on the ongoing issue of conservative bias on its search engine.

Washington Examiner has the story:

GOP lawmakers have castigated Google for allegedly filtering search results and silencing right-leaning news, perspectives, and users. President Trump has also claimed that the search engine promotes negative stories about his administration.

Google has denied all of these accusations, and will soon be facing the same public spotlight and scrutiny that other tech giants have faced recently, including Facebook and Twitter.

Meanwhile, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is facing some heat from Congress this week for lying under oath about Twitter’s conservatives bias in its policy. This comes after Federalist contributor Jesse Kelly’s account was “permanently” shut down, but later reinstated after the House Energy and Commerce committee announced a probe into the CEO’s statement.

Big tech companies’ conservative bias is nothing new, but it looks like Congress is finally taking this issue seriously —as it will have a major effect on elections in 2020 and future elections to come. ‘The Creepy Line’ documentary explores how Silicon Valley big tech companies are suppressing the conservative voice and how important it is to crack down on viewpoint discrimination.

There is clear and sufficient evidence that the conservative voice is being suppressed or punished. There needs to be some oversight on these big tech companies to keep fair and balanced information available to the public and to protect the viewpoints of ALL individuals.

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