Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita announced on Wednesday that he has opened an investigation into five major technology companies for allegedly censoring conservative content.
According to a statement from Rokita’s office, the investigation focused on whether the companies “possibly harmed Indiana consumers through abusive, deceptive, and/or unfair business practices.”
“In particular, Attorney General Rokita is probing methods by which the companies have limited consumers’ access to certain content — often deleting or obscuring posted material reflecting a politically conservative point of view,” the statement said. “Such manipulation prevents consumers from making informed choices.”
“In a free society, few assets are more important to consumers than access to information and the opportunity to express political viewpoints in meaningful forums,” Rokita said. “It is potentially harmful and unfair for these companies to manipulate content in ways they do not publicly discuss or that consumers do not fully understand.”