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 McCainGabbard hits back at Meghan McCain after fight over Assad Mellman: Where are good faith and integrity? GOP senator says Republicans didn't control Senate when they held majority 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 TrumpAverage tax refunds down double-digits, IRS data shows White House warns Maduro as Venezuela orders partial closure of border with Colombia Trump administration directs 1,000 more troops to Mexican border 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.