House Judiciary Committee Asks Meta For Big Tech-Government Censorship Collusion Docs on Threads

Jul 19, 2023 | Political News

The House Judiciary Committee has expressed concern regarding potential First Amendment infringements on Meta’s newly launched social media platform, Threads. In a letter, the committee questioned CEO Mark Zuckerberg about potential censorship on the platform.

This interaction underscores the committee’s ongoing worries about Meta’s history of First Amendment-protected speech censorship following governmental requests. Threads, Meta’s fresh-faced social media platform, has particularly caught the committee’s attention due to its positioning as a competitor to Twitter, a platform known for its emphasis on free speech as championed by Elon Musk.

Threads, however, has already been the subject of scrutiny after user reports suggest the platform may be censoring content, without offering an adequate avenue for appeal. These concerns stem from the platform’s early actions post-launch, wherein it gained an impressive user base exceeding 100 million.