House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) announced Wednesday that he subpoenaed the heads of five Big Tech companies.
The subpoenas seek documents and communications “relating to the federal government’s reported collusion with Big Tech to suppress free speech,” according to a press release from Jordan’s office.
The chief executive officers of Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Meta, and Microsoft all received subpoenas. Twitter did not appear on the list.
“The House Judiciary Committee has repeatedly attempted to engage with the five companies since last December. Unfortunately, the companies have not adequately complied with our requests,” the press release said.
Jordan set a deadline for March 23. “Step one towards accountability,” he said of the subpoenas.
We just subpoenaed Google, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, and Apple regarding Big Tech’s reported collusion with the federal government.
Step one towards accountability.
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) February 15, 2023
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