President Trump's administration launched a social media account highlighting tool on Wednesday that may be subject to unfair censorship because of "political bias".
The government is "fighting online for freedom of speech," the White House tweeted Wednesday. "Regardless of your views, if you suspect that political bias has led to your being censored or silenced online, we want to hear about it!"
"THE VIEW TACKLES FACEBOOK BANNING VOICES" TELLS IT A "SLIPPERY SLOPE"] The switch comes after months of sparring between Trump and social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook and Google. Trump has repeatedly accused these platforms of censoring conservative voices, which companies have vehemently denied. The president even threatened to regulate the platforms through government intervention.
Trump met with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey in April after claiming he had lost followers on Twitter, which the president attributed to political bias.
The President summoned the meeting with Dorsey in part to discuss "protecting the health of public conversation before the US election in 2020," said Twitter in a statement.
The Trump Administration's new tool is a portal that provides people with information about alleged cases of censorship or retaliation on social media. It's on the Web at http://www.wh.gov/techbias[1
"Social Media platforms should promote free speech, "the tool says. Still, too many Americans have their accounts If you suspect a political bias has led to such a move against you, tell President Trump your story. "