Senate GOP Opens Probe Into Facebook


The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee, led by Republican Sen. John Thune, has launched an inquiry in response to recent news that Facebook was reportedly suppressing conservative news items in the “trending” section of the site.

The committee, which oversees Internet communication and media issues, drafted a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg asking about the curated section, telling the tech giant to “arrange for your staff including employees responsible for trending topics to brief committee staff on this issue.”

Thune signed the letter, which also asks for “a list of all news stories removed from or injected into the Trending Topics section since January 2014.” Read more at Gizmodo.



  1. As much as it would be a great feelling to punish Facebook for all their suppression of free speech, micromanaging a private company through the power of government doesn’t really promote the cause of freedom. Two wrongs don’t make right.