Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz launched a Commerce Committee investigation into Big Tech last month as House Republicans probe government influence over online speech platforms. On Thursday, the Texas senator followed up with Silicon Valley’s major players to explain their initial responses to congressional inquiries were not adequate.
Cruz, the ranking member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, launched the GOP probe in the upper chamber with letters to Meta, Google, Twitter, and TikTok requesting information about content regulation.
“As you are well aware, social media companies rely on algorithms to not only moderate content, but also to surface personalized recommendations to users,” Cruz wrote to the four tech giants. “Recommendation systems play an increasingly ubiquitous role in selecting content
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