Sessionshas scheduled a
meeting with state attorneys general in September to discuss
a “growing concern” that tech companies may be
“intentionally stifling” the free flow of ideas on their
a statement issued right after executives from Facebook and
Twitter finished testifying before the Senate Intelligence
Committee, the Department of Justice also suggested that the
platforms were running afoul of antitrust laws.
Attorney General has convened a meeting with a number of
state attorneys general this month to discuss a growing
concern that these companies may be hurting competition and
intentionally stifling the free exchange of ideas on their
platforms,” DOJ spokesman Devin O’Malley said in a statement
issued near the end of a congressional hearing where top
executives from Facebook and Twitter were testifying.
announcement comes asPresident
House Republicans have repeatedly aired complaints about
bias against conservatives on Facebook, Twitter, Google and
other social media platforms.
the announcement signals that the Justice Department is
paying attention to the growing movement to challenge
Facebook and Google's market power.
week, President Trump said the companies might have
antitrust problems but declined to discuss whether they
should be broken up.