Facebook hired former Sen. Jon Kyl, senior counsel at the firm Covington & Burling, to investigate allegations of anti-conservative bias at the social media company. In his first interview since the report’s release, Kyl tells The Daily Signal what he discovered and how Facebook should move forward. He also responds to criticism of the report. A transcript is available at DailySignal.com.

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  1. Taras Coolidge

    Very valuable interview with Senator John Kyl.

    Whether Facebook will be able to thread the needle between conservative demands for freedom of speech, and progressive demands that “hate speech” be suppressed, is a difficult question. As the interview implies, any criticism of giving puberty blockers to small children, for example, counts as “transphobic” hate speech.

    If it were a purely commercial decision, then Facebook, like the late-night talk shows, might decide that it’s more profitable to please the progressives and let the conservatives go hang.

    However, Facebook also has to consider the political environment in Washington, so they may give more of an ear to conservative complaints than they would otherwise.

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    • August 23, 2019, at 9:07 AM PDT
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