Last month at the Presidential Social Media Summit, Trump railed against social media companies, saying that they have a “terrible bias” against him. At the summit, he vowed to explore “regulatory and legislative solutions” to protect free speech online.
‘We have terrible bias, we have censorship like nobody has any understanding or nobody can believe.’
Trump also added:
‘We’re going to be calling a big meeting for the companies, they have to be here.’
On Wednesday, Politico reported “that the White House has circulated a draft proposal, though it is unclear what exactly the order would do or how it would target tech companies. One source told the outlet that the details of the proposal remain in flux.”
‘If the internet is going to be presented as this egalitarian platform and most of Twitter is liberal cesspools of venom, then at least the president wants some fairness in the system.
‘But look, we also think that social media plays a vital role. They have a vital role and an increasing responsibility to the culture that has helped make them so profitable and so prominent.’
Another White House spokesman said:
‘The President announced at this month’s social media summit that we were going to address this and the administration is exploring all policy solutions.’
As someone who basically governs on his Twitter account, you’d think our so-called “president” would be a little more delicate with his hate speech regarding the company and what he claims is a “terrible bias” against him, but we won’t hold our breath waiting for that to happen.
We don’t yet know what will come of Trump’s threats against the social media giants, but we will keep you updated.
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