Hawley, Colleagues Call for Judiciary Hearing on Obama-Biden FTC’s Sweetheart Deal with Google

U.S. Senators Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) sent letters to Federal Trade Commission Acting Chair (FTC) Rebecca Slaughter and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) calling for a public Judiciary Hearing into recent revelations that the Obama FTC failed to enforce antitrust law in an 2011 investigation of Google and instead let the company off with a slap on the wrist. The senators call for testimony from Google executives and...

Hawley Calls for Ban on Big Tech Mergers and Acquisitions

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) introduced an amendment to Congress’s proposed budget resolution that would move to prohibit mergers and acquisitions by certain Big Tech companies. While the majority of American small businesses have struggled greatly during the coronavirus, Big Tech firms have surged ahead, posting record profits.

Hawley Blasts Wall Street, Hedge Funds Over Robinhood Scandal

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) blasted big banks and hedge funds over their role in freezing out day traders and small investors from trading Robinhood stock. Senator Hawley said Wall Street has deemed itself too big to fail but is rigging the system against anyone else.

Hawley Calls to Unwind Facebook Mergers with Instagram, WhatsApp

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) voiced his support for the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) announcement that it will launch an antitrust lawsuit against Facebook to seek the divestiture of Instagram and WhatsApp from the powerful tech giant. This comes as 46 state attorneys general announced today that they are launching a similar lawsuit of their own.

Hawley Reveals Existence of Coordination Tool Used By Big Tech Firms to Censor Users & Facebook Tool to Covertly Track Users Across Internet

In a U.S. Senate Judiciary hearing with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) revealed an internal tool used by Facebook, Google and Twitter to coordinate the censorship of users. Senator Hawley also revealed an internal tool used by Facebook to track the actions of users across the internet that was previously believed to be private. The use of the internal tools was disclosed to Senator Hawley by a whistleblower from Facebook.

Senator Hawley Statement on DOJ Antitrust Lawsuit Against Google

"Today’s lawsuit is the most important antitrust case in a generation. Google and its fellow Big Tech monopolists exercise unprecedented power over the lives of ordinary Americans, controlling everything from the news we read to the security of our most personal information. And Google in particular has gathered and maintained that power through illegal means. That is why I launched a sweeping antitrust investigation of Google when I was Missouri Attorney General, and that’s why I stand behind...

Senator Hawley Blasts Facebook for Rejecting Ads from Pro-Life Groups

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg questioning the company’s suspension of advertising privileges for pro-life groups, including Susan B. Anthony List and Missouri-based Choose Life Marketing. The Susan B. Anthony List ads were rejected from Facebook on the basis of a draft "fact check" from the anti-Trump news site The Dispatch, while Choose Life Marketing had its ad distribution privileges abruptly suspended with no policy explanation from Facebook.