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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. Photo: Michael Cohen/New York Times via Getty Images

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey denied claims the company is discriminating against users with conservative views in an interview with CNN's Brian Stelter.

"Are we doing something according to political ideology or viewpoints? We are not... We do not look at content with regards to political viewpoint or ideology. We look at behavior... I think we need to constantly show that we are not adding our own bias, which I fully admit is left, is more left-leaning."
— Dorsey

The interview came on the heels of a Saturday morning tweet series from President Trump who slammed social media platforms for "closing down the opinions of many people on the RIGHT, while at the same time doing nothing to others."

The big picture: Twitter has been more aggressive in suspending accounts that are in violation of its terms of service rules in recent months and conservatives feel their views are being unfairly targeted in the platform's purge.

What happened: Twitter fell under fire from conservatives after it suspended the account of Infowars host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones earlier this week. It was just one of many platforms that shut down Jones' accounts this week.

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Justice Department closes Emmett Till murder probe

A faded photograph is attached to the headstone that marks the gravesite of Emmett Till in Burr Oak Cemetery in Chicago, Illinois. Photo: Scott Olson via Getty Images

The family of Emmett Till announced Monday that the Department of Justice has formally closed its second investigation into the 1955 murder of Emmett Till.

Why it matters: The DOJ reopened the probe in 2018 after the white woman at the center of the case reportedly recanted her allegation that Till, a Black 14-year-old, sexually harassed her prior to his murder.

GOP Rep. Devin Nunes to retire, will be CEO of Trump media org

Rep. Devin Nunes. Photo: Dylan Hollingsworth/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), who serves as the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, will retire at the end of the year and become CEO of Trump's new media organization.

Why it matters: Nunes, once considered a moderate member of the party, became one of the fiercest defenders of former President Donald Trump throughout both of Trump's impeachments and the Intel committee's Russia investigation.

DOJ cites discrimination in lawsuit against Texas over voting districts

Attorney General Merrick Garland. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

The Department of Justice on Monday filed a lawsuit against Texas, alleging Republican state lawmakers discriminated against Black and Latino voters and has "again diluted the voting strength of minority Texans" when they approved new redistricting maps.

Why it matters: A DOJ assessment of the new districts found that they violate Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, Attorney General Merrick Garland said at a press conference.

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