Republican Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita announced on Wednesday that he has launched an investigation into five Big Tech companies.
The investigation targets Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, and Twitter and will look to see if these companies “have potentially harmed Indiana consumers through business practices that are abusive, deceptive and/or unfair.”
According to a statement from the Office of the Indiana Attorney General:
In particular, Attorney General Rokita is probing methods by which the companies have limited consumers’ access to certain content — often deleting or obscuring posted material reflecting a politically conservative point of view. Such manipulation prevents consumers from making informed choices, Attorney General Rokita said.
“In a free society, few assets are more important to consumers than access to information and the opportunity to express political viewpoints in meaningful forums,” Attorney General Rokita said. “It is potentially harmful and unfair for these companies to manipulate content in ways they do not publicly discuss or that