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President Trump administration rolled out a tool on Wednesday for the highlight of the social media accounts that can be exposed to unfair censorship because of “political bias.”
The administration “is fighting for the freedom of expression online,” the White House tweeted on Wednesday. “Regardless of your opinions, if you suspect that political bias has caused you to be censored or silenced online, we want to hear!”
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The move follows months of sparring between the Trumpet and the social media platforms, such as Twitter, Facebook and Google. Trump has repeatedly accused these platforms of censorship of conservative votes, which the companies have vehemently denied. The president has even threatened to regulate the platforms through the intervention of the government.
Trump a meeting with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey in April after claiming he had lost followers on Twitter, which the chairman attributed to political bias.
The president called the meeting with Dorsey to discuss, in part, “the protection of the health of the public conversation forward on the europe 2020 AMERICAN elections,” Twitter said in a statement.
The Trump administration, the new tool is a portal where people can submit information about suspected cases of censorship or retaliation on social media. It is on the Web at http://www.wh.gov/techbias
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“SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS to advance the FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION,” the tool says. “Too many Americans have seen their accounts suspended, banned, or fraudulently reported for unclear “violations” of the user policy. Regardless of your opinions, if you suspect that political bias causes such action to be taken against you, share your story with President Trump.”