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    Rutledge Joins President Trump and Attorney General Barr for Discussion on Social Media Censorship


    September 23, 2020

    Says, ‘it has become clear that these sites have actually been censoring speech based on political ideology’

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge participated today in a roundtable discussion with President Donald J. Trump and U.S. Attorney General William Barr on censorship experienced by Americans using various social media platforms.

    “Arkansans have been misled to believe that social media platforms are neutral sites. But it has become clear that these sites have actually been censoring speech based on political ideology,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “During today’s meeting with President Trump and General Barr we discussed how we can partner to investigate any deceptive trade practices under Arkansas law.”

    The meeting follows Executive Order 13925, signed by President Trump in May that combats censorship of users by online platforms.

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