Facebook to continue with anti-conservative bias audit after Kyl leaves

Facebook will continue with its internal audit of alleged anti-conservative bias even though Jon Kyl, the GOP lobbyist leading the effort, has been tapped to replace the late Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainTrump administration weakens methane pollution standards for drilling on public lands Another recession could hit US in 2019, says credit union association chief R-E-S-P-E-C-T: One legacy of Franklin and McCain is up to us MORE (R-Ariz.), a company source confirmed with The Hill on Tuesday.

Facebook had tapped Kyl, a former Senate minority whip, back in May to investigate concerns of left-leaning bias on the platform.

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It’s unclear who will head up the effort now that Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) has appointed him to return to the Senate. Axios reported the news earlier on Tuesday.

Kyl left the Senate in 2013 and has since been working as a lobbyist with the law firm Covington & Burling.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: I hope voters pay attention to Dem tactics amid Kavanaugh fight South Korea leader: North Korea agrees to take steps toward denuclearization Graham calls handling of Kavanaugh allegations 'a drive-by shooting' MORE and congressional Republicans have been ramping up their crusade against tech platforms over bias allegations in recent weeks. The House Energy and Commerce Committee is preparing to grill Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on the issue on Wednesday.