The Justice Department warned that leading technology companies may be “intentionally stifling the free exchange of ideas” and hurting competition, an ominous development for an industry already under fire from Capitol Hill, President Trump and a range of conservative critics, the Washington Post reports. The DOJ statement, which didn’t elaborate on the allegation or explicitly threaten legal action, echoed tweets by Trump claiming that the technology industry was biased against conservatives. The White House threatened new regulation of the search giant Google, which legal experts said would violate constitutional protections on free speech.
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