Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita is investigating MSNBC’s Al Sharpton and other liberal activists over a 2019 October meeting with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg about censoring Facebook users.
Rokita explained the situation on Friday’s broadcast of “Fox & Friends First.” Rokita said, “It’s an honest investigation trying to find out exactly what these people’s intent [was] — why were they meeting, why were they meeting, why were they specifically — allegedly, discussing censoring information from users. And we want to find out if they are violating any of Indiana’s consumer protection laws. You know, if a car dealer kept information from a consumer about the product they were displaying or selling, they would be in violation of Indiana’s laws. Well, so may Apple, Facebook, Google, Amazon and the rest of them, Twitter.”
Rokita is interested in fighting Big Tech censorship through any avenue possible. Consumer protection laws are one tool that Rokita has to fight to companies like Facebook and Google.
Rokita continued saying, “We’ve learned that there was a meeting, a dinner, not only with Vanita [Gupta] and these executives from five tech companies but also Al Sharpton, members of the NAACP and the Urban League where the topic was specifically requesting these companies to keep information from consumers.”
Al Sharpton and his ilk are actively working with Big Tech to suppress and censor political information, something that Rokita thinks warrants some legal consequences.
Rokita finished by saying, “This meeting was about keeping political information from consumers. And in a free republic like the United States, that’s important, so we make the right decisions for electing our leaders.”
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