Louisiana, Alabama launch initiative to gather info on social media censorship

Published 8:34 am Tuesday, August 10, 2021

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On Tuesday, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry and Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall launched an initiative aimed at addressing censorship on social media platforms. As part of the initiative, the official websites of each attorney general now provides a “Social Media Censorship Complaint Form” for the public to report abuses by Big Tech.

Landry and Marshall are encouraging citizens in their states who have been censored online to file formal complaints. The information provided in these complaints will be kept confidential, in accordance with each state’s laws, and will be actively reviewed and thoroughly analyzed to determine whether the reported conduct by social media companies constitutes a violation of federal or state law.

“From political speech to healthcare research to economic activity, Big Tech has censored content to fit their ideological bents — violating users’ rights to silence opposition. Social media platforms have altered and deleted content, blocked and restricted access, removed and banned accounts, and more,” Landry said. “I encourage all who have been impacted to file a complaint, and I hope this initiative will expose just how far-reaching the suppression has been.”

Louisiana complaints can be filed at www.agjefflandry.com/survey/socialmedia.