By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 3-10-21

In a 70-30 vote that included 20 Republicans, the Senate has confirmed Merrick Garland to be the nation’s next attorney general and he has pledged to use that post for strong antitrust enforcement….

At his confirmation hearing, Garland pledged that he will be a strong enforcer of antitrust law as “the charter of American economic liberty” and expects to need more resources to do so.

Asked by Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) if he thought the Justice Department had a role in examining the role of online misinformation in contributing to domestic division and terrorism and helping develop “reasonable solutions,” Garland said he had no specific legislative solutions, but said he thought that the important part of the investigation of violent extremist groups is “following their activities online and getting an idea of the misinformation being put out.” » Read More