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How the GOP’s new House panel may focus on a genuine danger to democracy

Rep. Jim Jordan heads House subcommittee on the weaponization of the federal government. Committee’s purview includes collaboration between executive-branch agencies and internet giants. Left unchecked, such collaboration is a long-run threat to self-government, Julian Zelizer says. Author Michael Glennon argues that government-Big Tech content-moderation consortium can “shut down the marketplace of ideas”. There is no conspiracy, he says, but incentives for a state-backed control of online speech. Liberal Washington has generally treated conservative concerns with contempt and dismissal.