Jordan confronts tech CEOs over claims of anti-conservative bias

Rep. Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanSunday shows preview: Trump, Biden gear up for final sprint to Election Day McCarthy faces pushback from anxious Republicans over interview comments McCarthy: 'I would think I already have the votes' to remain as House GOP leader MORE (Ohio), the top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, opened his testimony at Wednesday's hearing on competition in digital marketplaces by accusing Big Tech of censoring conservative voices.

“I’ll just cut to the chase, Big Tech is out to get conservatives," Jordan asserted during his opening remarks at the hearing. “That’s not a hunch, that’s not a suspicion, that’s a fact.”

Jordan's remarks came at the start of a hearing featuring Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Facebook CEO Mark ZuckerbergMark Elliot ZuckerbergLou Dobbs goes after Lindsey Graham: 'I don't know why anyone' would vote for him  Facebook, Twitter CEOs to testify before Senate Judiciary Committee on Nov. 17 Hillicon Valley: Five takeaways on new election interference from Iran, Russia | Schumer says briefing on Iranian election interference didn't convince him effort was meant to hurt Trump | Republicans on Senate panel subpoena Facebook, Twitter CEOs | MORE, Apple CEO Tim Cook and Amazon CEO Jeff BezosJeffrey (Jeff) Preston BezosBlue Origin takes one small step toward being a competitor to SpaceX Democrats question Amazon over reported interference of workers' rights to organize Hillicon Valley: Twitter lacked adequate cybersecurity protection ahead of July hacks, regulator says | Twitter, Facebook clamp down on New York Post article about Hunter Biden | YouTube bans COVID-19 vaccine misinformation MORE.


The GOP lawmaker listed a series of instances where social media companies have removed certain content — including misinformation about the coronavirus pandemic that is contradicted by the World Health Organization — in arguing that there is active, systemic censorship.

He pointed to allegations that Google was censoring the right-wing site Breitbart News and that Amazon’s Twitch banned President TrumpDonald John TrumpFox News president, top anchors advised to quarantine after coronavirus exposure: report Six notable moments from Trump and Biden's '60 Minutes' interviews Biden on attacks on mental fitness: Trump thought '9/11 attack was 7/11 attack' MORE’s channel.


Trump’s account was only temporarily suspended for violating platform policies, and has since been restored.

Jordan also reminded the committee that he had pushed hard for Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to testify during Wednesday’s hearing, although the company does not face the same antitrust scrutiny as others appearing.

Subcommittee ranking member Jim SensenbrennerFrank (Jim) James SensenbrennerRepublicans call for Judiciary hearing into unrest in cities run by Democrats Scott Fitzgerald wins Wisconsin GOP primary to replace Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner Hillicon Valley: House panel grills tech CEOs during much anticipated antitrust hearing | TikTok to make code public as it pushes back against 'misinformation' | House Intel panel expands access to foreign disinformation evidence MORE (R-Wis.) also brought up allegations of anti-conservative bias during his opening remarks and first round of testimony.