DOJ, AG Barr moves to complete Google anti-trust investigation subtitles

MARIA: WELCOME BACK.MARIA: WELCOME BACK.HOLDING BIG TECHNOLOGYACCOUNTABLE, THE JUSTICEDEPARTMENT IS MOVING FORWARD TOCOMPLETING AN ANTI-TRUSTINVESTIGATION INTO GOOGLE, WHICHIS EXPECTED TO END WITH ALAWSUIT THIS SUMMER.MEANWHILE, THE HOUSE JUDICIARYUNDERGOING ITS OWN INVESTIGATIONINTO GOOGLE, APPLE, AMAZON ANDFACEBOOK.ON SUNDAY MORNING FUTURES ISPOKE WITH CALIFORNIACONGRESSMAN DEVIN NUNES ABOUTTHIS AND HIS LAWSUIT AGAINSTTWITTER AND HOW BIG TECH ISWORKING TO CONTROL INFORMATION.TELL US WHY YOU BELIEVE THATTECH TYRANNY IS ONE OF THE MOSTIMPORTANT ISSUES GOING INTO THENOVEMBER ELECTION.>> GOOGLE, FACEBOOK ANDTWITTER, OKAY, THEY’RE THE TECHOLIGARCHS, TECH TYRANTS.THEY’RE TAKING ALL OF THISCONTENT THAT 90% OF THE NEWSMEDIA IS NOT ONLY LEFT WING BUTIT’S OWNED BY BILLIONAIRE LEFTWINNERS -- WINGERS.WHEN YOU PLUG THE CONTENT INTOTHE THREE GIANT TECH COMPANIES,IT’S REALLY STARTING TO HAVE ANINFLUENCE AND EFFECT ON THEPOLITICS IN THIS COUNTRY.REPUBLICANS AND CONSERVATIVESARE BEING DRIVEN OUT AND OFF OFTHAT INTERNET SUPER HIGHWAY.MARIA: INNING ME RIGHT NOW ISFOX NEWS SENIOR JUDICIALANALYST, JUDGE ANDREWNAPOLITANO.THE CONFLICTS ARE GETTING BIGGERIN TERMS OF GOVERNMENT VERSUSBIG TECH HERE.HOW DO YOU SEE IT?>> WELL, I DON’T SEE THIS AS ANANTI-TRUST VIOLATION.AND THE NEWS REPORTS OVER THEWEEKEND THAT THE ATTORNEYGENERAL, BILL BARR, HAS DIRECTEDTHE ANTI-TRUST DIVISION TO TODRAFT SOME SORT OF AN ANTI-TRUSTCOMPLAINT AGAINST BIG TECH ANDARGUE THAT THEIR EXCLUSION OFCONSERVATIVE LIB SOCIALLYCONSERVATIVE VOICES FROM THEIRPLATFORMS SOMEHOW VIOLATESANTI-TRUST LAWS -- ANTI-TRUSTLAWS ARE VIOLATIONS OF ECONOMICPRINCIPLES, CONTRACT ORCOMBINATION, MEANING THEY HAVETO DO THIS IN CONCERT OF EACHOTHER IN RESTRAINT OF INTERSTATETRADE THAT AFFECTS PRICES WOULDBE AN ANTI-TRUST VIOLATION.WHAT THEY’RE GOING TO RUN INTO,THE DOJ, IF THEY DO THIS,THEY’RE GOING TO RUN INTO ABRICK WALL CALLED THE FIRSTAMENDMENT BECAUSE THIS IS ALLABOUT SPEECH.WE MAY NOT LIKE THE JUDGMENTCALLS THAT MARK ZUCKERBERG WILLMAKE OR THAT TWITTER MAKES, BUTTHEY HAVE THE FREEDOM TO DO SOAND THE GOVERNMENT CANNOTINTERFERE WITH THAT FREEDOM.THE BEST THING THAT -- AND ISHARE A LOT OF CONGRESSMANNUNES’ COMPLAINTS.I MYSELF AS FAR AS I KNOW HAVENOT BEEN TAKEN OFF BUT I HAVEFRIENDS WHO HAVE.THE REMEDY UNDER ANTI-TRUST LAWSIS MORE COMPETITION, THE REMEDYIS NOT GOVERNMENT REGULATION OFSPEECH.THAT’S WHAT I THINK THE COURTSWILL DO WITH ANY EFFORT BY THEDOJ.MARIA: AT THIS POINT, JUDGE,THEY CALL THEMSELVES PLATFORMSAND THEY HAVE NOT BEEN ACTINGLIKE PLATFORMS.IT’S NOT A PLATFORM THAT YOU’VEGOT ALL THIS DIFFERENT SPEECH ONTHAT PLATFORM, RIGHT, BECAUSETHEY ARE DECIDING NOT TO PUTCONSERVATIVE SPEECH THERE.SO IF YOU’RE NOT A PLATFORM,THEN YOU WOULD EXPECT THAT THEYWOULD LOSE THAT PROTECTION THATTHEY CAN’T GET SUED.>> WELL, THE PROTECTION THATTHEY HAVE IS FROM A STATUTE ANDQUITE FRANKLY THERE’S ANGST ONBOTH SIDES OF THE POLITICALAISLE OVER WHETHER THAT STATUTESHOULD EXIST.THE STATUTE BASICALLY SAYS ASYOU INDICATED, THEY’RE APLATFORM, A BULLETIN BOARD, SOYOU CAN SUE THE PERSON WHO POSTSTHE MESSAGE BUT YOU CAN’T SUETHE ENTITY THAT HOSTS THEMESSAGE.IF THEY CONTINUE TO CRUSH ONESIDE OF THIS ARGUMENT, THEY MAYLOSE THAT PROTECTION.BUT THAT WOULD REQUIRE NOTJUDICIAL INTERVENTION BUT A VOTEOF THE CONGRESS AND IT MAY VERYWELL HAPPEN.BUT RIGHT NOW, ALL THE EQUITIESARE ON THEIR SIDE BECAUSE THISIS ALL ABOUT SPEECH AND POLITICSAND THE GOVERNMENT HAS NO ROLEINTERFERING IN PRIVATE SPEECH,PARTICULARLY POLITICAL SPEECH.MARIA: ALL RIGHT, JUDGE, THAT’SWHY DEVIN NUNES IS PUSHINGPARLOR.COM AS AN ALTERNATIVE TOTWITTER.JUDGE, THANK YOU.

DOJ, AG Barr moves to complete Google anti-trust investigation

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