NEW YORK (AP) – Senator Josh Hawley is working on a book about one of the Missouri Republican’s running goals.
Simon & Schuster announced on Friday that Hawley’s “The Tyranny of Big Tech” will be released on June 21st. Hawley has regularly criticized Facebook, Twitter and other social media giants, from alleged anti-conservative bias to monopolistic control of the online marketplace.
“At a time when these platforms determine elections, ban uncomfortable political views, pocket politicians with hundreds of millions of dollars and make our children hooked on screens, I want to draw attention to the robber barons of the modern age,” Hawley said in a statement. “This is the fight to restore America’s populist democracy. That is why I am writing this book. “
Earlier this week, Hawley attacked Facebook and Twitter for limiting the spread of an unverified political story about Hunter Biden, son of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, published by the conservative New York Post. Shortly after being elected Attorney General in Missouri in 2016, he opened an investigation into Facebook and Google for alleged violations of antitrust and consumer protections.