BREAKING: DOJ set to open probe into social media giants for anti-conservative bias

AG Sessions is exploring a potential investigation of social media companies and will be briefed on Sept. 25 by Republican state attorneys general who are already examining the firms’ practices, according to two people that are familiar with the issue.

Bloomberg Reports:

The meeting — which will include a representative of the Justice Department’s antitrust division — is intended to 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, the people said. They asked not to be identified discussing the matter because of its sensitivity.

A Justice Department probe of the social media giants for potentially improper business practices would likely trigger a political firestorm. President Donald Trump and some congressional Republicans have complained that Facebook, Google and Twitter have censored or otherwise suppressed some conservatives.

“Social Media is totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices,” Trump said on Twitter in August. “Speaking loudly and clearly for the Trump administration, we won’t let that happen. They are closing down the opinions of many people on the RIGHT, while at the same time doing nothing to others.”

(R) Rep and Potential Speaker Of The House Jim Jordan had this to say: “First Facebook discriminates against conservatives in its news feed. Then Twitter shadow bans conservatives.”

He concluded with, “We now see Google attempted to influence the 2016 election in “key states” with a “silent donation.”

If you remember back in late July Devin Nunes was discussing this very issue as well. Nunes said he is looking at possible legal action against Twitter over the “shadow banning” fiasco that temporarily decreased the visibility he and other Republicans had on the social media platform.

He said specifically: “It sure looks to me like they are censoring people and they ought to stop it. We are looking at any legal remedies to go through.”

Could this be the beginning of the legal remedies Rep. Nunes was speaking of? Let us know your thoughts below.

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