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This time, the topic was on the content filtering practices of Facebook, Twitter and Google. Back in May there was actually a whole one day conference in Washington DC on this topic. The Judiciary Committee would have been a lot better served attending that than holding this hearing.
I'd recommend not wasting three hours of your life watching this thing, but if you must: The shortest summary would be that some Republican members of Congress think that these websites censor too much conservative speech, and some Democratic members of Congress think that they don't censor enough other speech including hoaxes and conspiracy theories There's a narrative that has been picked up by many that insist that social media platforms are unfairly censoring "conservatives.
Indeed, a thorough analysis of the data back in March by Nieman Labs and Newswhip found that conservative-leaning sites get much, much, much more engagement on Facebook than liberal-leaning sites. But, never let facts get in the way of a narrative.
Since that seems to be the way many hyperpartisan sites at either end of the spectrum deal with these things, Congress is helping out. The only bit of sanity, perhaps bizarrely, came from Rep. Ted Lieu, who reminded everyone of the importance of free markets, free speech and the fact that private platforms get to decide how they manage their own services.
Considering that Republicans often like to claim the mantle of being the "small, limited government" party who wants the government's hands out of business regulation, the fact that most of the hearing involved Republicans screaming for regulating internet platforms and a Democrat reminding everyone about the importance of a free market, capitalism and free speech, it really was quite a hearing.
Lieu's remarks were some of the rare moments of sanity during the hearing -- including defending Facebook leaving Alex Jones' conspiracy theories on its site. Let's start with that high point before we dive into the awfulness. His comments come at about 2 hours and 10 minutes into the video: It's stupid because there's this thing called the First Amendment.
We can't regulate content!
The only thing worse than an Alex Jones video is the government trying to tell Google We can't even do it if we tried. We can't even do any legislation out of this committee. And we're having this ridiculous second installment hearing after the first hearing about Diamond and Silk not getting enough likes on Facebook.
He then went on to ask questions "so the American public understands what a dumb hearing this is.
Specifically he asked the companies if they were private companies aiming to maximize profits for shareholders. And he wasn't doing that to show that companies were evil, he was doing that to show that that's how the free market works.
He followed up with this: I noticed all of you talked about your own internal rules. Because that's what this should be about.
You all get to come up with your own rules. But not because government tells you what to do. Or because government says you have to rule this way or that way.
And the whole notion that somehow we should be interfering with these platforms from a legislative, governmental point of view is an anathema to the First Amendment. And really it's about the marketplace of ideas. This is the kind of speech that you'd normally expect to hear from a "small government" conservative who talks about respecting the Constitution.
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