On Tuesday morning, President Donald Trump tore into Facebook, Google, and Twitter. Trump stated that the aforementioned platforms maintain strong biases in favor of Democrats.
A Closer Look at President Trump’s Statements
The commander-in-chief’s censure of Facebook, Google, and Twitter came in the form of the following tweet:
Facebook, Twitter and Google are so biased toward the Dems it is ridiculous! Twitter, in fact, has made it much more difficult for people to join @realDonaldTrump. They have removed many names & greatly slowed the level and speed of increase. They have acknowledged-done NOTHING!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 18, 2018
Today does not mark President Trump’s first time of calling out social media platforms for bias. Earlier this year, Trump tweeted that well-known Republicans are facing purposeful and systemic shadowbanning at the hands of Twitter.
Twitter “SHADOW BANNING” prominent Republicans. Not good. We will look into this discriminatory and illegal practice at once! Many complaints.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2018
Response from Big Tech Companies
Twitter and other big tech companies have pushed back against claims of intentional conservative censorship. Earlier this year, Twitter released a statement, asserting that maintaining the wellbeing of their platform is the company’s priority.