President Donald Trump accused Facebook, Twitter, and Alphabet Inc’s Google of being controlled by the “Radical Left” and said that his administration is working to remedy the “illegal situation.”
“The Radical Left is in total command & control of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Google. The Administration is working to remedy this illegal situation. Stay tuned, and send names & events,” President Trump tweeted.
Twitter deleted this tweet after @realDonaldTrump shared it.
Censorship in America is out of control! pic.twitter.com/LBBaFiG0By
— America First Clips (@af_clips) May 16, 2020
Trump has painted targets on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Google which means the DOJ has them laser-focused in their sights.
— Alicia F. Luke (@AliciaFixLuke) May 16, 2020
President Donald Trump appeared to express support for breaking up dominant tech companies in a tweet Saturday.
Trump’s tweet comes just hours after reports that the Justice Department was drafting an antitrust lawsuit against Google. Politicians have long feared that Google and its peers like Facebook and Amazon have become too dominant in their industry.
State attorneys general are reportedly working alongside the DOJ to draft similar lawsuits alleging that Google has violated antitrust laws. Texas AG Ken Paxton is leading the coalition of 51 AGs, according to Bloomberg.
Google said in a statement to Bloomberg that it is participating in “the ongoing investigations led by the Department of Justice and Attorney General Paxton” and will continue “providing services that help consumers, support thousands of businesses, and enable increased choice and competition.” More
Facebook and Twitter are publishers who want platform status. If you’re a platform, you don’t get to censor or edit. If you do, then you’re subject to copyright laws.
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