Indiana Attorney General announces investigation of large tech companies over censorship of conservative viewpoints

by Peter Heck · Apr 9th, 2021 8:55 am
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Last Updated Apr 10th, 2021 at 5:19 pm

Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita announced that his office is currently investigating five Big Tech companies for censoring conservative content. Rokita, a former Republican congressman from the Hoosier state, says that such censorship would harm Indiana consumers "through business practices that are abusive, deceptive and/or unfair."

"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," the Indiana Attorney General's office said. "Such manipulation prevents consumers from making informed choices."

Specifically, Rokita's office is looking into the conduct of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, and Twitter, as well as the behavior of left-wing activist attorney Vanita Gupta.

The Biden administration recently tabbed Gupta to serve as associate attorney general at the Department of Justice. She has been accused of pressuring the Big Tech companies to censor conservative viewpoints.


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