Trump reportedly set to investigate Google, Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites

Trump reportedly set to investigate Google, Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites
According to a report published today by Bloomberg, the White House has written up an Executive Order that calls for federal antitrust and law enforcement agencies to investigate several high profile tech companies including Alphabet division Google, Facebook, Twitter and other social media firms. All that is needed to make this happen is the signature of President Donald Trump. The Executive Order is in the preliminary stage and other government agencies have not yet taken a look at it.

Trump has had several feuds with the tech industry, falsely accusing Amazon of ripping off the U.S. Postal Service, tweeting that Apple needs to build U.S. based factories to prevent its products from getting taxed, and claiming that Twitter and other social media sites were preventing conservative voices from being heard. Just last month, the president said that Google rigged search engine results against him.

Bloomberg has seen the Executive Order and says that while it does not name any specific company, it requests that all federal antitrust agencies "thoroughly investigate whether any online platform has acted in violation of the antitrust laws." It adds that "Because of their critical role in American society, it is essential that American citizens are protected from anti-competitive acts by dominant online platforms." These platforms have admitted that while trying to clean up online bullying and harassment, some posts from both the left and the right were inadvertently removed. But these social media sites say that there is no political bias on their part.


News of the possible Executive Order comes as Attorney General Jeff Sessions is scheduled to meet with state attorneys general on September 25th. The hearing is being held to discuss investigations of the tech industry handled by state law enforcement agencies.

source: Bloomberg

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44 Comments

1. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 570; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

...finds zero Russians.

5. piyath

Posts: 2443; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Trump is absolutely right on this one. Twitter, FB and Google are censoring conservative voices left and right and it's about time someone thoroughly investigate all this. They have an enormous liberal political power along with all those liberal main stream media such as fake news CNN and MSNBC. That power accumulation is too much for couple of corporations. It undermines half of the world view just because they don't wanna hear opposing ideas.

7. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1058; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

So you're backing a president that wants to censor the media, because they are critical of him? Maybe you need to move to Russia, I think you might feel more at home there.

8. rouyal

Posts: 1532; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

Did he say anything about censoring the media? I might’ve missed that. He has been rightly critical of the biased coverage.

10. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1058; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

Except there is no biased coverage, only perceived bias by someone who can't stand criticism. Relevance is a key word in these matters and a vast majority of the world thinks he's no good as a person and as a president. What Trump wants to see when he turns on the TV or opens a browser is praise for him. The man is addicted to having his ego stroked and hates it when others make him look bad. That's what this is all about. So no, he's not rightly critical, he's biased against those who don't go out of their way to stroke his ego.

20. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2205; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

There actually is bias in all media reporting. The degree of bias depends on the subject matter, information known, and the experiences/viewpoint of the author. Take for instance the countless articles that talk about how someone is alleged to have committed a murder. How many times do those authors present the defense’s point of view? And if you asked people who read said articles: do you think the person did it? They overwhelmingly wound say yes without first considering that there is evidence contrary to what is published in the article. There have been many people accused of crimes and have ended up not guilty, but because of the media they are seen as guilty in the eyes of people everywhere. So to say that the media isn’t biased is very naive. Actually, proof in point: how many people think PA is biased in their reporting?

31. bigstrudel

Posts: 543; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

13. tedkord

Posts: 16975; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

No, he's been whining like a little baby about accurate reporting. There is a difference.

18. BL4NKF4CE

Posts: 108; Member since: Aug 06, 2017

It seems like biased because the president does so much wrong, so most of the news on him is bad news. It's common sense. If it was up to Trump, every news station except fox would be shut down. That's censoring the media.

19. BL4NKF4CE

Posts: 108; Member since: Aug 06, 2017

Trump praises dictators like Putin and Kim Jong Un. He likes how they run their countries. Yet you support Trump.

32. bigstrudel

Posts: 543; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

Yet he follows all the rules in this country and has killed 0 people and the people you mentioned are mass murderers that use gulags and slave camps. Listen to yourself a minute dude you are delusional.

34. Scott93274

Posts: 6019; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

The families of 3,000 people in Puerto Rico would like to argue your statement. Trump is also attacking the free press which is protected by the first amendment of the constitution, and the justice department, and well, half the damn country with all his attacks on Democrats.

40. rouyal

Posts: 1532; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

The 3000 people estimated from a computer, that jumped up from 64? 6 months later? Perhaps those ‘statistical’ deaths wouldn’t have happened if the Democrat Puerto Rican Govt didn’t hide a million bottles of water in a field, or let donated food rot in trailers. The Democratic Puerto Rican Govt is responsible for those deaths by denying their people much needed food and water. What’s up with Democrat Puerto Ricans letting unidentified corpses rot in trailers for years? Democrats, useless as always.

44. BL4NKF4CE

Posts: 108; Member since: Aug 06, 2017

How am I delusional? Has he not praised both Putin and Kim Jong Un?

33. Scott93274

Posts: 6019; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

.... I forget was it CNN or MSNBC that reported on the terrorist attacks in Sweden carried out by immigrants that turned out to be a 100% fabrication? Oh, that's right, it was Fox. Also, who had a Swedish official on their program to back up the story of the terrorsit attacks only to discover the guy was not a member of the Swedish government? MSNBC or CNN? Oh, that's right, it was Fox again! Who had a decorated War hero on their program who wanted to present Trump with a giant metal sculpture of the presidential seal only to discover that the man was full of crap and was never a war hero like he said he was... CNN or MSNBC? Oops, Fox again. Who was it that was denying that Trump didn't try to fire Mueller as soon as he took over the FBI investigation only to have to backtrack and say that Trump did, in fact, try to do that... Was that CNN or MSNBC? Oh yeah, that was Fox. Why supports 100% unproven conspiracy theory claims by the president with absolutely no evidence like Obama being born in Kenya, Obama wiretapping Trump, Hillary selling uranium to Russia, 3 to 5 million illegals voting in the last election, having the largest crowd of any inauguration in the history of the nation, again, that would all be Fox.

41. rouyal

Posts: 1532; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

You typed that wall of text in some massive “gotcha” effort. Failed. Anyone could look up fake news made by CNN or any other liberal program, MUCH worse and MUCH more. The biggest example is the whole Russia boogeyman the liberals got suckered into. Or how about the time CNN used its own camera man to pose as a protester? “Obama wiretapping Trump, Hillary selling uranium to Russia, 3 to 5 million illegals voting in the last election” The others I’ll let you get a pass on, since the Kenyan thing is like the current Trump-Russia conspiracy theory, but you might need to pull your head out that liberal bubble once in a while to get oxygen, and the real story on others.

43. Scott93274

Posts: 6019; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Only a moron would say that the Russia involvement in our election didn't happen. Especially when there's still an ongoing investigation being conducted by the FBI, and they've said along with several other agencies that Russia indisputably interfered with our election. But I guess when you drink the Trump kool-aid there's no reasoning with you.

42. rouyal

Posts: 1532; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

CNN, the least trusted cable news channel, with lower viewers than HGTV and Food Network (lmao) has made a business from fake news. The Onion has more real news than CNN.

2. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1058; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

A paranoid president... That's no doubt gonna end well.

3. Awalker

Posts: 1953; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

He's paranoid and an imbecile. It's a dangerous combination.

24. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3038; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

As Simon & Garfunkel would say "where have you gone Lee Harvey Oswald?"

26. jonathanfiuwx

Posts: 174; Member since: Mar 10, 2017

very inappropriate

4. SIGPRO

Posts: 2806; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Mr Mushroom is loosing it!

14. tedkord

Posts: 16975; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Please. I'm trying to forget that.

35. Scott93274

Posts: 6019; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I hate you for this statement... please stop bringing it up! PLEASE!!!

6. kiko007

Posts: 7379; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

He needs to investigate a gym membership. Fat f**k.

9. rouyal

Posts: 1532; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

I find a lot of boys on the left to be effeminate. Hence their emotional thinking like a woman. Going to the gym can help raise testosterone. Look into it Kiko.

11. kiko007

Posts: 7379; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Lmao... telling fatboi to work out is “thinking emotionally” now? You realize you are responding to me because you are emotionally invested in Trump’s detractors, right? Nevermind... Trump supporters have never given these things much critical thought. Continue sucking off your God King as he lines his pockets with your money.

22. Awalker

Posts: 1953; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Trump's fat asss has cast a spell over his supporters. They worship him like a god.

15. tedkord

Posts: 16975; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I get the feeling you find them attractive, and that scares you. Don't be, it's ok to be who you are.

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