Trump Admin Sets Up Page to Let People Report Political Bias from Social Media Platforms


The Trump administration has set up a site to let people report on social media platforms that they believe have taken action against them for political reasons.

It’s an issue that President Donald Trump has publicly talked about before, particularly in the wake of multiple recent social media bans and suspensions:

Trump recently met with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and, per reporting at the time, “a significant portion of the meeting focused on Trump’s concerns that Twitter quietly, and deliberately, has limited or removed some of his followers… Trump said he had heard from fellow conservatives who had lost followers for unclear reasons as well.”

And now the White House has set up a page that allows people to report, as they tweeted, on “if you suspect political bias has caused you to be censored or silenced online.”

The website reads, “SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS should advance FREEDOM OF SPEECH. Yet too many Americans have seen their accounts suspended, banned, or fraudulently reported for unclear ‘violations’ of user policies.”

The survey on the page invites people to say which platforms took actions against people’s accounts, and lets people upload screenshots of the notifications they received.

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