William Barr just took aim at this major Obama ally
Attorney General William Barr has been a breath of fresh air in the Trump administration.
Barr immediately corrected Jeff Sessions’ biggest mistakes.
And now William Barr just took aim at this major Obama ally.
Big Tech companies censoring conservative views online is one the biggest issues facing America heading into the 2020 elections.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions refused to investigate major tech companies for weaponizing their platforms to silence their political opponents to help the Democrats win in 2020.
That changed when Attorney General Barr took over.
The Justice Department just announced a broad review of Facebook, Amazon, Apple, and Google’s anti-competitive business practices.
The Wall Street Journal reports:
The review is geared toward examining the practices of online platforms that dominate internet search, social media and retail services, the department said, confirming the review shortly after The Wall Street Journal reported it.
The new antitrust inquiry under Attorney General William Barr could ratchet up the already considerable regulatory pressures facing the top U.S. tech firms. The review is designed to go above and beyond recent plans for scrutinizing the tech sector that were crafted by the department and the Federal Trade Commission.
The two agencies, which share antitrust enforcement authority, in recent months worked out which one of them would take the lead on exploring different issues involving the big four tech giants. Those turf agreements caused a stir in the tech industry and rattled investors. Now, the new Justice Department review could amplify the risk, because some of those companies could face antitrust claims from both the Justice Department and the FTC.
Tech companies set out after the 2016 election to prevent Donald Trump – or someone like him – from ever winning again.
That’s why these companies began suppressing the reach of conservative sites and outright banning content creators.
But now it appears they are finally going to be held accountable.