Sessions Urged Not To Go After Social Media Companies By Technology Activists

Fox News cited CEI’s Vice President For Strategy and Senior Fellow Iain Murray on social media letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

In a letter sent on Friday, tech policy think tanks TechFreedom, which describes itself as “liberty oriented,” Lincoln Network and Copia Institute called on Sessions to rethink his pursuit of these companies. Other signatories include tech entrepreneurship group Engine Advocacy, Iain Murray, senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, American Legislative Exchange Council CEO Lisa Nelson and law professor Eric Goldman.

“It is unclear what lawful action could result from your planned meeting. Indeed, we fear that the effect of your inquiry will be to accomplish through intimidation what the First Amendment bars: interference with editorial judgment,” the letter states.

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