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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 McCain (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.

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 Trump 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.

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