Justice Department Cites Treatment of Hunter Biden Articles in Call to Change Law Protecting Online Platforms

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As text messages, digital ads and social media continue to embed themselves deeper into our pandemic days and lives, an unprecedented amount of political mis- and disinformation threatens to disrupt the 2020 election. Illustration: Preston Jessee for The Wall Street Journal
  • The Justice Department said it was concerned that Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc. restricted access to recent New York Post stories
  • The letter, signed by Stephen E. Boyd, the assistant attorney general for legislative affairs, said online platforms “hold tremendous power over information” and must “be honest and transparent with users about how they use that power. And when they are not, it is critical that they can be held accountable.”
  • “For example, the decision by two social media companies to restrict access to news content of significant public interest from the New York Post, a widely distributed journalism publication, is quite concerning,” the department wrote.

Source: wsj.com

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