“The Radical Left is in total command & control of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Google,” Trump tweeted on Saturday. “The Administration is working to remedy this illegal situation. Stay tuned, and send names & events.”
The Radical Left is in total command & control of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Google. The Administration is working to remedy this illegal situation. Stay tuned, and send names & events. Thank you Michelle! https://t.co/ZQfcfD3Hk9
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 16, 2020
Social Media Shadowbanning
Trump was replying directly to Michelle Malkin, a controversial right-wing pundit and opponent of Big Tech censorship. When Trump gave a shout-out to his legions of online supporters on Friday – referring to them as his “keyboard warriors” – Malkin said that right-wingers are still being “ruthlessly purged from the internet,” and asked that the president “maybe do something before it’s too late?”
Hello @realdonaldtrump – Nice words about "Keyboard Warriors," but they are being ruthlessly purged from the Internet while you "monitor the situation." Maybe do something before it's too late? https://t.co/9tj4eQ4rOG
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) May 15, 2020
Conservatives have long maintained that Silicon Valley firms have it in for them.
The ‘deplatforming’ of prominent conservative figures only substantiate Conservatives claims of bias, as did a flood of anonymous sourced leaks, reports, and admissions revealing a left-wing bias from executives from the big three, Google, Twitter, and Facebook.
Saturday’s tweet is not the first time President Trump has addressed the social media’s leftist bias.
At a White House summit last year, President Trump asked the public to submit their own stories of bias and discrimination to a White House tips website.
A month later, the Trump administration was reportedly mulling an executive order to tamp down on the social media’s censorship, but that order never materialized.