So, you know how Facebook’s been busted for allegedly suppressing conservative content? Well, there’s only one way to fix it: Get the government involved!

More from the Washington Examiner:

“If Facebook presents its Trending Topics section as the result of a neutral, objective algorithm, but it is in fact subjective and filtered to support or suppress particular political viewpoints, Facebook’s assertion that it maintains a ‘platform for people and perspectives from across the political spectrum’ misleads the public,” Senate Commerce Committee chairman John Thune, R-S.D., wrote in a Tuesday letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

“Facebook must answer these serious allegations and hold those responsible to account if there has been political bias in the dissemination of trending news,” Thune said in a statement accompanying the letter. “Any attempt by a neutral and inclusive social media platform to censor or manipulate political discussion is an abuse of trust and inconsistent with the values of an open Internet.”

Thune, a senior member of GOP leadership, asked Zuckerberg to produce the “guidelines” and explain when they were developed, when they have been changed, and how the company tracks compliance with the guidelines. And he also wants to his team talk to the putative whistleblowers.

Because the government has nothing better to do than get involved in Facebook controversies?


Thune and his fellow busybodies are evidently doing their damnedest to destroy whatever shred of legitimacy the GOP has left.


Parting flashbacks:

So much for that.

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets.