The nation’s attorney general is exploring the possibility of investigating big tech social media industry giants – Facebook, Google, and Twitter.
According to Bloomberg, Sessions will “be briefed on Sept. 25 by Republican state attorneys general who are already examining the firms’ practices,” and will “help Sessions decide if there’s a federal case to be made against companies such as Alphabet Inc.’s Google, Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc. for violating consumer-protection or antitrust laws.”
President Trump censured the tech companies for censoring conservatives and holding a political bias.
Trump is gearing up for his 2020 campaign and his campaign manager, Brad Parscale wrote in an op-ed in USA Today, that the tech giants have a pervasive command of the internet.
As the internet has become an increasingly central part of modern life, Big Tech giants such as Facebook, Twitter and Google have increasingly sought to become the gatekeepers of the internet and political discourse. Without any sort of democratic mandate, these companies have appointed themselves the arbiters of acceptable thought, discussion and searches online.
These companies’ pervasive command of the internet — and blatant desire to control how we interact with it — is a direct threat to a free society. And arguably the worst offender is Google.