Big Tech made big promises this summer, with the biggest platforms’ leaders pledging under oath before congressional lawmakers in July their platforms would refrain from engaging in election interference on behalf of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.
“I certainly do not want our platforms to be run in a way that has any ideological bias… That would be unacceptable in our operation,” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before the House Judiciary’s subcommittee on antitrust.
Republicans on the committee, however, remained skeptical of big tech’s promises they had heard many times before.
“Unfortunately, I don’t have much faith in the CEOs’ promises to not interfere in this year’s election on behalf of Joe Biden,” Florida Rep. Greg Steube told The Federalist following the hearing. “Despite abundantly clear evidence, not one of the CEOs in yesterday’s hearing admitted that they are biased against conservative media. If they aren’t honest about it now, why should we trust them to be transparent or