Opinion| Steven Ahle| President Trump is considering forming a panel in order to see if social media is biased against conservatives.
Why not form a panel to determine in which direction the sun rises in every morning.
There is no doubt that social media leans so far left that they are actually lying on their side. Do you remember when social media banned a popular liberal site to even one put together by terrorists?
President is hoping that the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Election Commission decide to do studies of their own and see if Facebook, Google, Twitter and the other platforms are violating the constitution in their enforcement of their so called rules.
A White House official told the WSJ:
“Left-wing bias in the tech world is a concern that definitely needs to be addressed from our vantage point, and at least exposed [so] that Americans have clear eyes about what we’re dealing with.”
“The Radical Left is in total command & control of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Google. Working to remedy this illegal situation.”
Facebook dismissed the allegation.
“People on both sides of the aisle disagree with some of the positions we’ve taken, but we remain committed to seeking outside perspectives and communicating clearly about why we make the decisions we do,” the company said in a press statement.
Twitter also pushed back, as did Google and the Internet Association (IA).
“We enforce the Twitter Rules impartially for all users, regardless of their background or political affiliation,” Twitter said in a statement to the WSJ.
Google builds its products with care and “safeguards to be a trustworthy source of information for everyone, without any regard for political viewpoint,” a spokeswoman for Google said in a statement addressing the report.
“Online platforms do not have a political bias, and offer more people a chance to have their voice heard than at any point in history,” Jon Berroya, interim president of IA, a trade group, told the WSJ.