Jim Jordan says liberal groups may have broken anti-trust laws by blocking conservative advertisers
"We think this is dangerous," Chairman Jordan said. "The focus for the district committee is this coordination that may be taking place among these companies and how they manipulate the marketplace.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan says liberal groups trying to block advertising for conservatives may be investigated for antitrust violations.
"We think these companies are colluding with this organization called GARM [Global Alliance for Responsible Media] about the marketing, and limiting money that can go to-- limit the ad dollars as a result of the rankings they do and the things they say," Jordan said on the Wednesday edition of the "Just the News, No Noise" TV show.
"But it looks like almost this coordination and collusion amongst companies to limit information and ad information from going to organizations like yours and other conservative outlets, because they always like to do this rank order," he continued. "And it seems like the ones at the top are always the conservative news publications or the conservative websites."
According to Jordan, he sent a letter to GARM regarding this concern of bias against conservative outlets.
"We think this is dangerous," he stated. "It's why we sent the letter. I think that the focus for the district committee is this coordination that may be taking place among these companies and how they manipulate the marketplace. So that's what we sent out. We're looking forward to getting information back from this organization."
Jordan acknowledged the possibility that this collaboration could be an antitrust violation.
"It could be an antitrust issue," he concluded. "And that's one of the concerns we have. So again, it's why we sent the letter. Because it seems to be like there's coordination and limits of trade, and it's all targeted towards impacting conservative outlets."