Republican Georgia Rep. Buddy Carter sent a letter Monday to Facebook and Twitter’s CEOs slamming them for censoring election-related information on their platforms, specifically, as it relates to Georgia’s new Election Integrity Act.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, which heavily criticized them for not censoring false information that is related to the state’s new Election Integrity Act. The law implements new voter laws which require among other things that voters provide a photo ID such as a driver’s license when they submit an absentee ballot.
Carter said that the legislation would help expand voting opportunities but that both Facebook and Twitter are allowing posts to stay up where people spreading false information.
“Your companies have taken very public steps, ranging from deplatforming a sitting President to censoring cartoons shared by conservatives, in what you have described as a concerted effort to combat disinformation. I wholeheartedly disagree with any form of censorship on your platform,” Carter writes in the letter.
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