President Trump accuses big tech of political censorship, says he will address suppression of conservatives.

'The power to block lawful content should be in the hands of individual users - not Mark Zuckerberg or Jack Dorsey,' the petition states.

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U.S. President Donald Trump has said he will address left-wing censorship of conservative news and online content, calling it “a very serious situation.”

 

In a two-part post tweeted earlier today, the President said, “Google search results for ‘Trump News’ shows only the viewing/reports of Fake News Media. In other words, they have it RIGGED, for me & others, so that almost all stories & news is BAD.”

“Fake CNN is prominent,” he went on to say. “Republican/Conservative & Fair Media is shut out. Illegal? 96% of results on ‘Trump News’ are from National Left-Wing Media, very dangerous. Google & others are suppressing voices of Conservatives and hiding information and news that is good.”

“They are controlling what we can & cannot see. This is a very serious situation-will be addressed!” he said.

Ann Coulter on InfoWars weighed in saying, “When you have a total monopoly on how people can communicate with one another, we do have legal concepts like ‘natural monopolies’ and ‘utilities,’ and unless they start living under the First Amendment, I think the law should force them to.”

Attorney Will Chamberlain set up a White House petition saying, “Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg have the power to remove you from the public square. That needs to end – and Trump knows it. The administration needs to see that #MAGA has their back.”

The petition states:

The internet is the modern public square. It is where political campaigns are fought and won, where journalism is created and distributed, and where grassroots movements are born. Yet, the free and open internet has become a controlled, censored space, monopolized by a few unaccountable corporations.

By banning users from their platforms, those corporations can effectively remove politically unwelcome Americans from the public square. That is repugnant to our shared values of free speech and freedom of the press.

The President should request the Congress pass legislation prohibiting social media platforms from banning users for First Amendment-protected speech. The power to block lawful content should be in the hands of individual users – not Mark Zuckerberg or Jack Dorsey.

Breitbart senior tech correspondent Allum Bokhair said the petition is important because there is “a debate currently underway within the GOP and Trump administration on whether to regulate big tech. [The petition] shows them where the grassroots stands on the issue. Will influence the debate.”

The current top story on Google News is that Google search results aren’t ‘rigged.’



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