Justice Department will meet with states about tech companies allegedly ‘stifling’ ideas

Following today’s Senate committee hearing with Jack Dorsey and Sheryl Sandberg, the Justice Department has released an unexpected statement. The agency says it will soon convene a meeting of state attorneys general to discuss allegations that tech companies are “hurting competition” and “intentionally stifling” ideas.

While the statement does not fully lay out the implications, it seems to be referencing criticism from some conservatives who have levied questionable claims of political censorship against social media platforms. President Trump ignited the issue last week with dubious claims that Google’s search results were “rigged” against him, a charge that Google has denied.

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