This comes after Trump warned social media companies that continued political bias would lead to action from the administration.
“Republicans feel that Social Media Platforms totally silence conservatives voices,” said the President on Twitter earlier today. “We will strongly regulate, or close them down, before we can ever allow this to happen.”
A report in the Wall Street Journal last week claimed that the White House was preparing executive action on big tech bias in the form of an official panel that will review cases of anti-conservative bias from Silicon Valley companies.
A White House spokesperson appeared to confirm the initiative at the time, telling the Journal “Left-wing bias in the tech world is a concern that definitely needs to be addressed from our vantage point, and at least exposed [so] that Americans have clear eyes about what we’re dealing with.”
Tech companies continue to deny that they deliberately engage in political bias, but the evidence against their statements continues to mount.
In addition to this week’s events, almost every major tech company has been caught in a political bias scandal since the 2016 election, and such cases continue to accumulate. These include Facebook putting mainstream conservatives like Candace Owens and Brigitte Gabriel on a “hate agents review” list, Twitter taking days to remove violent threats against Trump-supporting high school students and refusing to take action against hate speech from New York Times editorial board member Sarah Jeong, and leaked footage of Google executives declaring their intention to make Trump’s populist movement a “blip” in history.