Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issues investigative requests into Big Tech after Parler crackdown

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued civil investigative demands into some of Big Tech’s power players after companies such as Google and Apple dropped Parler, a social media app popular among conservatives, from their platforms.

Paxton, a Republican, issued CIDs to Google, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon Web Services, and Apple on Wednesday, according to a press release, “asking the companies for their policies and practices regarding content moderation and, more specifically, for information related to Parler, a social media application recently terminated or blocked by Google, Amazon, and Apple.”

“The seemingly coordinated deplatforming of the President of the United States and several leading voices not only chills free
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