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GOP Leaders: Social Media Giants Should Admit Bias Before Congress Intervenes

GOP Leaders: Social Media Giants Should Admit Bias Before Congress Intervenes

Reps. Steve Scalise (R-LA) and Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) urged social media giants to acknowledge their political biases in an op-ed for USA Today this week.

A new op-ed from Representatives Steve Scalise of Louisiana and Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington argues that social media companies like Google, Facebook, and Twitter should acknowledge their political biases.

Scalise and Rodgers urge the companies to directly acknowledge their political biases and explain how those biases might affect their products.

The GOP leaders go on to condemn social media platforms for their inaction with regards to their use for ISIS recruitment and human trafficking.

Scalise and Rodgers then argue that government regulation should not determine what types of speech are acceptable on social media.

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