NO BIAS FOUND
Republicans have leveled attacks accusing social media giants of censoring content with an anti-conservative bias. A report released Monday found those claims aren’t backed by any evidence.
“The claim of anti-conservative animus is itself a form of disinformation: a falsehood with no reliable evidence to support it. No trustworthy large-scale studies have determined that conservative content is being removed for ideological reasons or that searches are being manipulated to favor liberal interests,” the report released by New York University stated.
The allegation of censorship has been key in Republicans’ attacks on Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which protects social media platforms from liability associated with third-party content posted on their sites.
The report recommends the Biden administration work with Congress to update Section 230, as well as create a new Digital Regulatory Agency that would be charged with enforcing the revised law.