White House Drafting Executive Order to Investigate Social Media Bias
According to a Saturday report, the White House is drafting an executive order that would instruct federal law enforcement and antitrust agencies to look into bias among tech giants in Silicon Valley.
“The document instructs U.S. antitrust authorities to ‘thoroughly investigate whether any online platform has acted in violation of the antitrust laws,’” according to the report. “It instructs other government agencies to recommend within a month after it’s signed, actions that could potentially ‘protect competition among online platforms and address online platform bias.’”
According to the report, the draft of the executive order does not specifically name any companies, but there are only a few social media titans that could possibly be on the list. Google, which owns Youtube, Facebook, which owns Instagram, and Twitter are among the primary suspects who could be guilty of anti-conservative bias.
Trump has called out the social media giants in two recent Tweets.
“Social Media is totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices. Speaking loudly and clearly for the Trump Administration, we won’t let that happen. They are closing down the opinions of many people on the RIGHT, while at the same time doing nothing to others…..” he said on August 18.
“Social Media Giants are silencing millions of people. Can’t do this even if it means we must continue to hear Fake News like CNN, whose ratings have suffered gravely. People have to figure out what is real, and what is not, without censorship!” he said days later.
Many conservatives feel that they have gotten a raw deal in using the leftist tech platforms.
Google was recently exposed for proposing manipulation of search results to favor left-wing talking points, organizations, and political views.
Meanwhile, viral campaigns like #WalkAway, which has tens of thousands of Americans fleeing the Democrat party, have been hindered by social media restrictions.
Big League Politics reported last week:
The founder of the viral #WalkAway campaign that has tens of thousands of voters fleeing the Democrat party has had his Facebook usage restricted for a second time, and has provided an exclusive statement to Big League Politics.
Brandon Straka said:
Last week Facebook slapped a 30 day ban on me for using a proper noun: InfoWars. I used this word in a sentence telling the members of the group where they could watch the interview I was about to do and promote and fundraise for the #WalkAway March on Washington. After I announced the ban on Twitter, conservatives came together and raised hell to have me reinstated – and I was. And now, just 5 days later Facebook is slapping this restriction on me, my team, and the #WalkAway Campaign group on Facebook – which makes it impossible for us to communicate as a group. Without communications we can not organize, we can not fundraise, we are completely crippled. And Facebook knows this. Once again, those who are fighting back against leftists have been attacked using social media suppression.
InfoWars’ Alex Jones, a top radio host and Trump supporter, has been kicked off of nearly every tech platform in existence, including a Friday ban from PayPal.
An anti-Trust investigation would be a good first step in reigning in the free speech suppressor in Silicon Valley who have way too much power that could be used for evil.