US Attorney General William Barr in an interview on Fox News reacted to two conservative news sites – The Federalist and ZeroHedge – allegedly being punished by Google for “biased” coverage of the George Floyd anti-police-brutality protests, a claim made by NBC earlier in the week and denied by Google. Barr asserted that tech companies are ” being more selective and they’re starting to censor different viewpoints “, contrary to the “wide variety of views” they had previously. “There’s something very disturbing about what’s going on. Our republic was founded on the idea, and the whole rationale was that there’d be a lot of diversity of voices and it would be hard for someone to be able to galvanize, big faction in the United States that could dominate politically and oppress a minority, and yet now we have with the Internet and with these big concentrations of power, the ability to do just that, to quickly galvanize people’s views because they’re only presenting one viewpoint and they can push the public in a particular direction very quickly”, he said during his interview. Barr praised a new antitrust law being promoted by the Department of Justice as a way to address the… Read full this story
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