Donald Trump

According to The Wall Street Journal:

Trump Considers Forming Panel to Review Complaints of Online Bias

President Trump is considering establishing a panel to review complaints of anticonservative bias on social media, according to people familiar with the matter, in a move that would likely draw pushback from technology companies and others.

The plans are still under discussion but could include the establishment of a White House-created commission that would examine allegations of online bias and censorship, these people said.

Twitter and Google promptly pointed out that there algorithms were apolitical and impartial. Here’s Tweety on May 16:

According to Trump, terms of service that he does not like are illegal. Of course that is not the case but the MAGA morons eat this stuff up.

Twitter, Google, Instagram, Facebook et al are private ventures. Speech on these platforms is therefore not protected by the First Amendment. These companies are free to establish policies which flow to their terms of service and their acceptable use policy. The government has no right to interfere with company policy.

In a related matter, according to the New York Times on Tuesday:

Twitter added information to refute the inaccuracies in President Trump’s tweets for the first time on Tuesday, after years of pressure over its inaction on his false and threatening posts.

The social media company added links late Tuesday to two of Mr. Trump’s tweets in which he had posted about mail-in ballots and falsely claimed that they would cause the November presidential election to be “rigged.”

The links — which were in blue lettering at the bottom of the posts and punctuated by an exclamation mark — urged people to “get the facts” about voting by mail. Clicking on the links led to a CNN story that said Mr. Trump’s claims were unsubstantiated and to a list of bullet points that Twitter had compiled rebutting the inaccuracies.

I am taking some satisfaction in just how pissed off Trump must be.

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