Last week, President Trump started what would be a series of tweets calling out the liberal biases and censorship of conservatives on the platforms of tech giants, Facebook, Twitter, and Google.
Trump tweeted: Social Media is totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices. Speaking loudly and clearly for the Trump Administration, we won’t let that happen. They are closing down the opinions of many people on the RIGHT, while at the same time doing nothing to others…….
Social Media is totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices. Speaking loudly and clearly for the Trump Administration, we won’t let that happen. They are closing down the opinions of many people on the RIGHT, while at the same time doing nothing to others…….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 18, 2018
Yesterday, Jim Hoft of The Gateway Pundit posted a video of President Trump warning that there may be consequences if biases against conservatives are found by tech giants, Facebook, Google and Twitter are found, even going as far as to warn that their arrogant censorship of conservatives may be illegal.
The video also highlights an article published by the New York Times that reveals a memo posted to Facebook’s internal message board by a Facebook engineer by the name of Brian Amerige. The memo is titled “We have a problem with political diversity” He goes on to describe a very aggressive, left-leaning culture within Facebook, saying, “We are a monoculture that’s intolerant of different views”.
The Hill is now reporting that Donald Trump Jr. is taking a very public position on Facebook censorship, even going as far as to say he’d be willing to back a conservative version of Facebook.
“I’d love to do it. But what I prefer is, take one of the two Silicon Valley conservatives and let them start it,” Trump Jr. told Axios when asked if President Trump’s 2020 campaign might create such a platform. “And then I’d help promote the platform and be all over that.”
Donald Trump Jr., who has 3 million Twitter followers and 1.3 million Instagram followers, told me there is “exactly zero doubt in my mind” that tech bias is real: “I don’t think [this issue] is going away, because I don’t think it’s changing.”
The president’s oldest son, reflecting Trumpworld’s growing appetite for action against Big Tech, said the companies need to self-regulate better: “Many of these platforms get many benefits from the government.”
Don Jr. tells Axios that if a Trump supporter in the tech world created a conservative, Facebook-like social network, he would urge Trump supporters to switch to it.
When I asked him if his father’s 2020 campaign might build such a platform, Don Jr. said: “I’d love to do it. But what I would prefer is, take one of the two Silicon Valley conservatives and let them start it. And then I’d help promote the platform and be all over that.”
Trump Jr.’s comments come on the heels of a report from The New York Times that more than 100 Facebook employees are forming a group to challenge what the group’s founder, senior Facebook engineer Brian Amerige, terms the company’s “political monoculture.”
Donald Trump Jr. retweeted the article about his support for a Facebook competitor saying he’d “even support and unbiased version of any of them” (social media giants), claiming that he’s “just looking for a level playing field. No more bias! No more BS!”
Heck, I’d even support an unbiased version of any of them. I’m not looking for an echo chamber, I’m just looking for a level playing field. No more bias! No more BS! https://t.co/JvriY8RhQt
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) August 30, 2018