Jim Jordan Queries Microsoft About What He Calls Bias Against Conservatives

Rep Jim Jordan, D-Ohio, speaks throughout a Home Judiciary subcommittee on antitrust on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in Washington. (Mandel Ngan/Pool through AP)AP

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Champaign County Republican Rep. Jim Jordan has a gripe with Microsoft.

The highest Republican on the Home Judiciary Committee on Monday sent a letter to the corporate’s president, Brad Smith, to precise his view that the tech behemoth is biased in opposition to conservatives and is being shielded from antitrust scrutiny by Democrats who at the moment management Congress.

“Large Tech, together with Microsoft, Inc., is out to get conservatives,” Jordan’s letter started. “Regardless of Microsoft’s measurement and market dominance, Home Democrats curiously didn't considerably look at Microsoft’s conduct throughout their investigation of competitors in digital markets. Democrats additionally appear to have excluded Microsoft from scrutiny of their giant package deal of payments to radically rewrite American antitrust regulation.”

Jordan says Microsoft acquired over 200 firms over the past three many years, and has captured an estimated 87.5 % of the workplace suite market. At nearly $2 trillion, he mentioned its present market valuation is second solely to Apple Inc., amongst American firms.

His letter says the corporate has acted on behalf of the Chinese language Communist Occasion to censor search engine outcomes in regards to the Tiananmen Sq. protests and muzzled the voices of China critics on LinkedIn. He mentioned LinkedIn censored posts from conservatives in the USA about President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter,

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