FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump talks with reporters as he departs for a trip to Texas from the White House in Washington, USA, 10 April 2019. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday called for the establishment of “more, more, and more honourable is” social media companies in response to discrimination he said he faced a Republican from Twitter Inc.
He also applauded the involvement of AMERICAN lawmakers, who have summoned executives from several technology companies to testify in connection with various scandals.
“No wonder the Congress wants to be involved, they should,” he wrote on Twitter.
Trump is one of the most followed accounts on Twitter, with nearly 60 million followers, but he has repeatedly criticized the company and its social media competitors for what he called bias against the conservatives.
He has accused of Twitter and other high-tech companies to reduce the visibility of prominent U.S. Republicans, though he has not the evidence that backs up the claim.
“We maintain the Twitter Rules dispassionately and equally for all users, regardless of their background or political conviction. We are constantly working to improve our systems and will continue to be transparent in our efforts,” a Twitter representative said.
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Trump’s comments came the same day Twitter reported its first quarter results.
Twitter’s quarterly revenue topped analyst expectations. It also reported a surprising increase in the monthly active users, which suggests that the effort to remove spam accounts, and police posts were better at the work, to help attract more users and ad dollars.
Reporting by Makini Brice and Susan Heavey; Editing by Meredith Mazzilli and David Gregorio