The Trump Administration is fighting for free speech online.
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) May 15, 2019
In response to the growing dot com crackdown on conservatives, the White House has rolled out a new bias reporting tool for ordinary Americans.
“The Trump Administration is fighting for free speech online,” the White House account tweeted.
“SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS should advance FREEDOM OF SPEECH. Yet too many Americans have seen their accounts suspended, banned, or fraudulently reported for unclear “violations” of user policies,” the Tech Bias Story Sharing Tool site sites. “No matter your views, if you suspect political bias caused such an action to be taken against you, share your story with President Trump.”
This may be the beginning of a larger effort by the White House to hold dot coms accountable. It also puts Facebook, Google and Twitter on notice.
Michael Beckerman, president and CEO of the Internet Association, a trade group representing both companies, reiterated that “IA member company platforms don’t have a political ideology or political bias, and it would make no business sense for companies to stifle the speech of half — or any significant portion — their customers.”
It makes no sense. Yet the fact of the matter is that they are choosing to do it.