Ohio Representative Jim Jordan, the top-ranking GOP member of the House Judiciary Committee, sent letters to the CEOs of Twitter and Parler, asking questions about alleged discrimination against conservatives on social media platforms.
The Wednesday letters, copies of which were obtained by the Daily Caller, told Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Parler CEO John Matze that Congress is “examining the size, competitiveness, and role of social media companies.”
Social media giant Twitter has received backlash from conservatives after the platform banned several accounts and restricted posts from prominent users, including President Donald Trump and the White House.
“Twitter, Inc., a market leader in online social networking, has increasingly exerted editorial control over the accounts of prominent conservative users, including President Donald Trump,” the letter to Dorsey began. “Twitter has not taken similar actions for similar accounts of prominent liberal users, suggesting that Twitter is not moderating user content in a viewpoint-neutral manner.”