Newly installed Sen. Eric Schmitt said he will use his new position to scrutinize Big Tech and its relationship with the government.
The Missouri Republican told the Washington Examiner that he intended to focus on the relationships between companies including Twitter and Google with federal agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the FBI
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He has experience targeting the nexus between government and Silicon Valley. As Missouri’s attorney general, Schmitt filed a lawsuit in partnership with Louisiana’s attorney in an attempt to hold the agencies accountable for what he called free speech violations.
Schmitt said he was newly motivated by the “Twitter Files,” a series of posts released by allies of Elon Musk based on internal