👓 White House distances itself from reports that Trump could target Facebook, Google and Twitter with a new executive order | Washington Post

Read White House distances itself from reports that Trump could target Facebook, Google and Twitter with a new executive order by Tony Romm and Josh Dawsey (Washington Post)

Trump slams Google for 'RIGGED' results

The White House sought to dis­tance it­self Sat­ur­day from re­ports that President Trump is con­sid­er­ing an ex­ec­u­tive ord­er that would sub­ject tech giants like Facebook, Goo­gle and Twitter to federal in­ves­ti­gat­ions into al­leged po­lit­i­cal bias.

For weeks, top tech com­panies have been on edge, fear­ing that the Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion could seek to regu­late the in­dus­try in re­sponse to the president’s tweets at­tack­ing so­cial media sites for si­len­cing con­ser­va­tives online. Their worst sus­pi­cions seemed to come true Fri­day night, with the e­mer­gence of a draft ex­ec­u­tive ord­er that called for near­ly every federal a­gen­cy to study how com­panies like Facebook police their plat­forms and re­fer in­stan­ces of “bias” to the Justice Department for further study.

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