U.S. House Judiciary Committee Subpoenas Apple for Info on Alleged Free Speech Suppression

The United States House Judiciary Committee, chaired by Republican Jim Jordan, today sent subpoenas to the CEOs of major tech companies ordering them to share information on their content moderation policies, reports The Wall Street Journal.

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Subpoenas for documents and communications were sent to Apple CEO Tim Cook, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, and Amazon CEO Andy Jassy. Curiously, the panel left out Twitter CEO Elon Musk despite the fact that Twitter is one of the most popular social networks.

U.S. House Judiciary Committee Republicans plan to investigate whether the federal government "colluded" with tech companies to "suppress free speech" on issues like COVID-19. Republican lawmakers have long suggested that social networks and tech companies engage in anti-conservative bias by suppressing conservative voices.

In an announcement of the subpoenas, Jordan said that the House Judiciary Committee has "attempted to engage" with Apple, Amazon, Meta, Microsoft, and Alphabet since last year, but has been unsuccessful.

Apple and the other companies will need to provide documents and communications with the U.S. government on topics that include moderation, deletion, and reduced circulation of content by March 23.

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Top Rated Comments

BB1970 Avatar
8 months ago
Gym Jordan is a joke
Score: 78 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sniffies Avatar
8 months ago
U.S. House Judiciary Committee Subpoenas Apple for Info on Alleged Hate Speech Suppression

There, fixed it for you.
Score: 52 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MegaBlue Avatar
8 months ago
What a waste of our resources. We could be investing in better care and protections for veterans, crafting legislation to prevent using AI for abusive practices, introducing better consumer protections, and so much more.
Score: 45 Votes (Like | Disagree)
metalsiren Avatar
8 months ago

What a waste of our resources. We could be investing in better care and protections for veterans, crafting legislation to prevent using AI for abusive practices, introducing better consumer protections, and so much more.
this exactly - what republicans get a little bit of power what do they do N O T H I N G. Hunters Laptop, this crap etc... and HOW is this going to help every American
Score: 44 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iObama Avatar
8 months ago
I just think it's funny that if there was evidence of Apple suppressing liberal/progressive speech... Gym Jordan wouldn't give a DAMN.

East Palestine, Ohio is turning into Chernobyl and this is what we're focused on.

I hate it here lol. ("Then leave!" Nah.)
Score: 37 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bsbeamer Avatar
8 months ago
That logo is atrocious.
Score: 36 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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