President Donald Trump isn’t finished with his fight against Big Tech censorship.
Trump is planning to meet with several Republican state attorneys general today to urge them to investigate Big Tech censorship of conservatives online.
The president is expected to encourage these state leaders to “use their existing state laws to probe and potentially punish perceived acts of political bias, according to two people familiar with the White House’s thinking,” according to The Washington Post. The Post’s sources spoke anonymously.
"Online censorship goes far beyond the issue of free speech, it’s also one of protecting consumers and ensuring they are informed of their rights and resources to fight back under the law," said White House spokesperson Judd Deere in a statement to The Hill. "State attorneys general are on the front lines of this issue and President Trump wants to hear their perspectives."
This is not Trump’s first rodeo when it comes to holding Big Tech accountable. In May, Trump issued an “Executive Order on Preventing Online Censorship.” In part, this order called upon the Secretary of Commerce and Attorney General to file a petition requesting that the FCC clarify Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. The FCC did open a period for public comment for several weeks in response to the Trump administration’s petition.
The Trump administration has been cracking down on Big Tech in other ways as well. The Department of Justice is moving closer to bringing an antitrust lawsuit against Google. Trump may also nominate Nathan Simington, who is described as a Big Tech bias hawk for the role of FCC commissioner.
Conservatives are under attack. Contact the FCC at 1-888-225-5322 or tweet at the official @FCC Twitter account and demand that Big Tech be held to account to mirror the First Amendment while providing transparency, clarity on “hate speech” and equal footing for conservatives. If you have been censored, contact us at the Media Research Center contact form, and help us hold Big Tech accountable.