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Facebook is anti-competitive, should be broken up

Two of the most ideologically opposed members of the Senate, Josh Hawley and Bernie Sanders, are arguing essentially the same thing: that Facebook should be broken up. By predatorily acquiring Instagram and WhatsApp, by integrating its original message board-like function and its photo sharing and chat acquisitions into its data mining and advertising operations, Facebook has met all the established definitions of anti-competitive behavior.
Source: The Week newsmagazine on 2024 Missouri Senate race , Dec 14, 2020

Investigate state use of self-immolating messaging

In December 2017, Greitens and senior members of his staff were accused by Democrats and government transparency advocates of subverting Missouri's open records laws after the Kansas City Star reported that they used Confide, a messaging app that erases texts after they have been read, on their personal phones.

Attorney General Hawley at first claimed conflict of interest, but on December 20 announced his office would investigate, saying that the matter was legally complex because the state Sunshine Law "was written decades and decades ago and has not been updated to take into account" technological changes.

On January 3, 2018, House Bill 1817 was filed in the state legislature, to ban use of apps like Confide in conducting public business. Attorney General Hawley initiated an investigation regarding possible violations of the state's Sunshine laws, after allegations that a state employee had managed a social media account on behalf the governor.

Source: Wikipedia.com on 2018 Missouri Gubernatorial impeachment , Aug 31, 2018

CC:Secure the grid against terrorism.

Hawley supports the CC survey question on securing the grid

The Christian Coalition Voter Guide inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'Take federal action to secure the grid against foreign/terrorist interference ' Christian Coalition's self-description: "Christian Voter Guide is a clearing-house for traditional, pro-family voter guides. We do not create voter guides, nor do we interview or endorse candidates."

Source: Christian Coalition Surve 18CC-15 on Jul 1, 2018

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