Sens. Marshall, Moran Join Colleagues on Political BIAS Emails Act
(Washington, D.C., June 21, 2022) – U.S. Senators Roger Marshall, M.D. and Jerry Moran announced support for the Political Bias in Algorithm Sorting (BIAS) Emails Act. This legislation would hold Big Tech platforms accountable for using biased algorithms that take control away from consumers and alter the way users are able to see emails from political campaigns. The legislation would also create more transparency for consumers by revealing the censoring practices that Big Tech platforms, including Google, use to filter certain emails.
“A Big Tech employee sitting behind a computer screen in a Silicon Valley office should not get decide which political emails Kansans get to see or not see. These biased platforms are engaging in virtual electioneering against candidates whose politics they do not like and it is far past time to put a stop to this devious behavior,” said Senator Marshall.
“Big Tech’s censorship of political emails hurts Kansans’ ability to decide for themselves who they want to elect as their representatives,” said Senator Moran. “We must make certain Big Tech does not use biased algorithms that are designed to influence voters and push agendas.”
The Political BIAS Emails Act was introduced by Senator John Thune (ND). Joining Senators Marshall and Moran as original cosponsors are Mitch McConnell (KY), John Barrasso (WY), Roy Blunt (MO), Joni Ernst (IA), Rick Scott (FL), Marsha Blackburn (TN), John Boozman (AR), Mike Braun (IN), Kevin Cramer (ND), Mike Crapo (ID), Tom Cotton (AR), Steve Daines (MT), Deb Fischer (NE), Chuck Grassley (IA), Josh Hawley (MO), James Lankford (OK), Cynthia Lummis (WY), Shelley Moore Capito (WV), Jim Risch (ID), Marco Rubio (FL), Dan Sullivan (AK), Tim Scott (SC), Tommy Tuberville (AL), and Roger Wicker (MS).