Democrats criticize Republicans for pushing ‘hoax’ of anti-conservative bias in social media filtering algorithms
Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., testified before the House Judiciary Committee about censorship on social media platforms. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Reps. Marsha Blackburn and Jim Himes could not be farther away from each other on the issue of social media content algorithms.
Blackburn, a Tennessee Republican running for Senate this November, testified Thursday in front of the House Judiciary Committee that today’s social media titans — Facebook, Google, and Twitter — all deploy algorithms that appear to filter out conservative voices, hurting pro-Donald Trump content creators like the popular YouTubers Diamond and Silk (who also testified on Capitol Hill Thursday).