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AFP Urges Officials Not to Abuse Antitrust Enforcement as AGs Huddle with Sessions 

Sep 25, 2018 by AFP

Arlington, Va. – This morning, representatives of more than a dozen state attorney general offices convened with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to discuss concerns about social media platforms. The announcement raises concerns about possible antitrust or other actions against tech companies following calls from the administration to “regulate” social media platforms.

Americans for Prosperity (AFP) Policy Manager David Barnes issued the following statement:

“Antitrust laws exist to protect American consumers, not to be used as a political weapon. Enforcing antitrust laws to further the political interests of public officials would be a reckless use of authority by our public officials. We urge the administration not to subjectively pick winners and losers in the tech industry or to police free speech.”

If you would like to speak to AFP’s David Barnes about this issue, contact Gabrielle Braud at or (571) 329-1846.

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