Rep. Adam Kinzinger suggests social media companies need to take responsibility for violent, ‘insurrection-type’ speech

Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois speaks as the House select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol holds a hearing at the Capitol in Washington D.C. on July 21, 2022.
Rep. Adam Kinzinger condemned violent speech online as threats spike following the Mar-a-Lago raid.
Kinzinger suggested that social media companies need to do more to stop the promotion of violence.
The House Oversight Committee sent letters to social media companies on Friday about online threats.

Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger on Friday suggested social media companies should be more proactive against violent threats made online.

The Illinois congressman, who is one of two Republicans on the House select committee investigating the January 6 Capitol riot, said during an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper that the country needs to “come to a conclusion on what social media is and isn’t responsible for.”

“I’m all for the First Amendment,” he said. “What I’m not for is insurrection-type, violent-type…

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