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How Conservatives Are Hoodwinking Big Tech

Posted On: Jun 29, 2018   |   Posted By: The New Republic

Tech companies are fending off criticism from all political corners. Democrats have called for greater regulation, comparing Facebook and Google to the railroad trusts of the 19th century and asking tough questions about the ease with which platforms were overtaken by hostile actors during the 2016 election. On the right, Fox News's Tucker Carlson and other conservatives have argued that social media companies are infected with liberal bias and that Silicon Valley discriminates against conservatives. When Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was hauled before Congress earlier this year, he was grilled by Ted Cruz about Diamond & Silk , two conservative vloggers who claim that the tech giant censors them. Tech companies have made particular efforts to avoid alienating conservatives in recent months. In April, Facebook announced that it would participate in an audit led by the Heritage Foundation -not exactly a neutral arbiter-that would examine accusations of bias. And on Wednesday, The Washington Post reported...

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