The White House has circulated a proposed executive order that would address anti-conservative bias covering from social media and internet companies, according to Politico on Wednesday, Aug. 7.
The source told Politico that the content of the order remains in flux and by issuing this order, the administration is taking a serious look on big tech companies.
“If the internet is going to be presented as this egalitarian platform and most of Twitter is liberal cesspools of venom, then at least the president wants some fairness in the system,” the White House official told Politico. “But look, we also think that social media plays a vital role. They have a vital role and an increasing responsibility to the culture that has helped make them so profitable and so prominent.”
The executive order is still in the early drafting stages and is not expected to be issued imminently. “The President announced at this month’s social media summit that we were going to address this and the administration is exploring all policy solutions,” a second White House official said, according to Politico.
President Trump on Tuesday warned that he will be “watching Google very closely,” after a former Google employee revealed that he believed Google will try to prevent President Trump to get re-elected in 2020. The former employee also claimed he was fired for his political viewpoint.
During the Social Media Summit in July, the president said, “We’re not going to be silenced.” “Big tech must not censor the voices.”
President Trump also directed his administration to explore all “regulatory and legislative solutions to protect free speech and the free-speech rights of all Americans.”
President Trump and his supporters often accuse big tech companies of anti-conservative bias saying Facebook, Twitter and Google-owned YouTube have banned people like InfoWars founder Alex Jones.
But those companies denied all the allegations of bias, claiming that they have blocked or removed users who violate community standards policies.