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Trump Vows to Crack Down on Social Media Bias

Twitter may be the communication mode of choice of President Trump, but he and the Republican Party are prepared to go to war with the popular social media platform after Twitter froze the Mitch McConnell re-election account this week because the campaign posted a video that included images of threats directed at the Senate majority leader.

The freeze happened just as President Trump has said he is planning a separate crackdown on rampant left-wing social media bias.

According to reporting by Fox News, The National Republican Senatorial Committee on Thursday said it won’t spend money on Twitter until the situation is “adequately addressed.” A top official with the Republican National Committee also said the RNC and the Trump campaign would not spend money with Twitter “until they address this disgusting bias.”

Meanwhile, the White House for weeks now has been hinting at possible action in relation to how social media outlets treat conservatives. A White House official told Fox News the administration is “exploring all policy solutions.”

The administration has circulated drafts of a possible executive order from Trump, following a summit last month where he met with conservative social media influencers.

Speaking to Politico after that summit, an unnamed White House official said, “If the internet is going to be presented as this egalitarian platform and most of Twitter is liberal cesspools of venom, then at least the president wants some fairness in the system…”

If the President issues any such executive order, it is unclear what the order would entail, or how it would aim to curb social media — bias but it reportedly deals with other issues as well.

Twitter Freezes McConnell’s Account

In the latest example of conservative outrage at social media, Twitter froze the McConnell campaign’s “Team Mitch” account this week after the campaign posted videos of protesters outside McConnell’s home, which included violent threats against the Kentucky senator.

The episode prompted the McConnell campaign to slam Twitter for political bias, saying the social media platform had effectively blamed the victim. Meanwhile, Republicans noted, Democratic Rep. Joaquin Castro remains active on Twitter, even after he posted the names of San Antonio residents who donated to Trump.

“Twitter locked our account for posting the video of real-world, violent threats made against Mitch McConnell,” McConnell campaign manager Kevin Golden said in a statement on Wednesday. “This is the problem with the speech police in America today.”

Golden said that the campaign appealed the suspension and Twitter upheld it, saying Team Mitch will remain suspended until they take the video down.

For Twitters part, there spokesperson said, “The users were temporarily locked out of their accounts for a Tweet that violated our violent threats policy, specifically threats involving physical safety.”

The website’s policy states that users cannot share content that includes threats against an individual or group of people, regardless of context.

In addition to a potential executive order, the White House is planning a summit with technology companies on Friday aimed at combatting extremism online. This comes after President Trump discussed the dangers on the internet during an address following last weekend’s shootings in El Paso and Dayton.

The El Paso suspect had been linked to an online manifesto that expressed hatred toward Hispanic immigrants.

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24 Comments on this post.
  • Denise Naida
    9 August 2019 at 4:54 pm
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    President Trump you are doing a great job, thank you! I can’t believe this country is falling apart with the Liberal Dems. involved in controlling the news, racist against white people and anyone who loves America. Someone needs to check to see what they are adding to their sewer water. Their brains are shot and they need mental evaluations, because they are seriously demented. Socialism, racism total control of our great country. They want to take everything we own and live it up, while all the rest of us suffer.

  • Grace
    9 August 2019 at 4:55 pm
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    NO comment, except PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP 2020 and BEYOND

  • Eileen Ross
    9 August 2019 at 5:00 pm
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    The demonrats can only influence and fool the weak minded sheeple. Most of us can see right through them, and realize that these mass shooters were mercenaries for the CIA, who are directly tied to the demonrats. Their timing was just a little too perfect, in addition to them taking their political opportunities to blame President Trump for something they did.

  • Rosemary
    9 August 2019 at 5:48 pm
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    What has happened to common sense ???

  • Warren Keith Crutcher
    9 August 2019 at 5:50 pm
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    Twitter is so full of it. I see posts all the time of High school bathroom brawls and street fights and violence all the time and never hear of those accounts getting blocked.

  • Era P. Flowers
    9 August 2019 at 5:57 pm
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    Hello

    Due to fact that i don,t always know what to believe, i know that and believe President could not be responable for all the bad things that is being said about him, while being responable for all the good he has done !
    HE has done more to get rid off the crime , cometed by higher ups than i have seen in my 85 years , . now that is a long time, but there are a few people in prison !
    Has any ever thought of how stresfull this may be for him ? Tho he has handel it very well , not going off the deep end using a gun as some have done !

    Your duty is to PRAY FOR HIM !

    Era p F

  • Richard Mueller
    9 August 2019 at 6:32 pm
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    will someone out there please start a business. open a freedom challenge to twitter. the President has 60mm listeners. you would be an instant success.

  • Tammy
    9 August 2019 at 6:42 pm
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    Biden blames trump because trump is responsible. Racist rhetoric. Words matter.

  • Sharon Simpson
    9 August 2019 at 6:50 pm
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    Hey clueless people Maybe you should stop thinking you have to vote democrat because you are poor and start thinking maybe you are poor because you vote democrat. Go look at the biggest slum in the USA-100% democrat CONTROLLED FOR DECADES.

    THE ILLEGAL AND UNCONSTITUTIONAL PRESIDENCY OF MUSLIM BARACK OBAMA. THE BIBLE (BOOK OF JUDGES) PROVES BARACK OBAMA IS THE MOST IMMORAL PRESIDENT WE HAVE EVER HAD. And making a mockery of the U.S. government

    • Darlene houlton
      11 August 2019 at 1:11 am
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      loved what you said, good job

  • Gaye M Haehnel
    9 August 2019 at 7:18 pm
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    “Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall, when the wise are banished from the public councils, because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded, because they flatter the people, in order to betray them.” –Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833

  • Gloria
    9 August 2019 at 7:36 pm
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    Likely it is mind control through the Government MK Ultra mind control program and or Big Pharma drugs, so that all US citizens will vote Gun control, The shootings are becoming more frequent. Sirhan Sirhan said, they tell me I shot Ted Kennedy,they tell me I did, but:I don’t remember. Gun control will not stop the evil or sick, they still get guns, with or without laws. Could it be the 13 family called the Cabal, Illuminati, Deep State, etc.that has been working toward one world government, government control of all of us. They want guns removed so we cannot protect ourselves. I would like to have the shooters examined for drugs in their system, where it came from and or Transhumanism-which is about to be the norm, by the deep state. Face Book/Zuckerberg, who is Rockefeller’s grandson one of the 13 Family who control FAKE MAIN STREET NEWS MEDIA another form of mind control on the population, schools, big Pharma, all Main Street banks, corporations, apparently the left also who has not done anything for our country except to tear the US apart, create Racial divide, flood our country with illegals. I am so thankful that we have President Trump, he will go down as the greatest president in history. People need to wake up and pay attention to what is really happening, you will not get the truth on Main Street Media, Google as well as being censored on on twitter, Face Book. etc. No such thing as free speech!

    • Jeanette Fossum
      10 August 2019 at 6:49 pm
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      HAMNHORSE@AOL.COM. Gloria thank you. I totally agree with you. it is scary what is going on in the world. but this has been a plan for many years. have a great day.

  • Marinevet
    9 August 2019 at 8:37 pm
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    I seems like Twitter wants to be in the same class as Facebook. Blatantly in the pockets of the Democrats. Or maybe vise versa. I am sick of the double standard these social media and media platforms. It is OK if a democrat does it. Not so much if a conservative says the same thing.

  • Edward Demiraiakian
    9 August 2019 at 10:31 pm
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    Ever since the decommissioning of the House of UnAmerican Activities, the insideous enemies of the American way of life have gained a strong presence in our population. Leftist leaning professors for the last 60 years have been preaching lecturing socialist views. No wonder our youth is confused. We need to start with the removal of any professor who indoctrinates rather than teach. Also, their performance needs to be evaluated. No wonder students prefer leftist teachers, because in their classes, it’s your leftist views that gets rewarded, not hard scholastic work.

  • Mark Kase
    10 August 2019 at 2:05 am
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  • Maryann noleen
    10 August 2019 at 3:00 am
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    🇺🇸 Dump trump 2020 👎

  • walter FLATT
    12 August 2019 at 3:39 pm
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    THE NEWS MEDIA IS NOT A NEWS MEDIA ANYMORE, IF ANY MEIDA IS CAUGHT IN A LIE, CHANGING THE FACTS TO MEET THEIR WANT AND MAKE SOMEONE LOOK BAD, OR TRY AND TRY SOMEONE FOR A CHIME, THE SHOULD BE CALELED. TODAY WE HAVE THE MOST BIASED CROOKED, LYING MEDIA THAT I HAVE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE TIME. ALL I WANT IS THE FACTS, NOT SOME IDIOTS THOUGHTS. THEN I WILL MAKE UP MY ON MIND SO, QUIT TRYING TO BRAIN WASH ME AND THE NORMAL PEOPLE OF AMERICA.

  • walter FLATT
    12 August 2019 at 3:46 pm
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    ANYONE THAT THINKS DONALD TRUMP SHOULD BE DUMPED HAS BEEN BRAIN WASHED, I AM 88, A KOREAN WAR VET, AND HE IS THE ONLY BUSINESS MAN THAT HAS RUN MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR BUSINESSES IN MY LIFE TIME, SO HE IS HIGHLY QUALIFIED TO RUN THE LARGEST BUSINESS ON EARTH, THE USA GOVERNMENT. HE HAS DONE MORE FOR THIS COUNTRY IN HIS SHORT TIME IN OFFICE WHILE FIGHTING AGAINST THE BIASED MEDIA AND BOTH PARTIES THAN ANY OTHER MUSLIM, OR ATTORNEYS THAT HAS BEEN ELECTED AS OUR PRESIDENT. WE HAVE TO GIVE HIM FOUR MORE YEARS FOR HIM REALLY GET RID OF THE CROOKED MESS IN WASHINGTON.

  • Nick
    12 August 2019 at 6:21 pm
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    ‪Expose, Boycott, Sue, prosecute and bring to justice all these deep state treasonous Godless NAZI commie liberal demoncrats and RINOs post-haste,Patriots! Drain the rat infested swamp President Trump!‬!

  • Nick
    12 August 2019 at 6:23 pm
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  • NI
    12 August 2019 at 6:25 pm
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    ‪Expose, Boycott, Sue, prosecute and bring to justice all these deep state treasonous Godless NAZI commie liberal demoncrats and RINOs post-haste,Patriots! Drain the rat infested swamp President Trump!‬!T

  • FM
    12 August 2019 at 6:51 pm
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    It is ashame that we have to put up with “THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE MEDIA”,
    THE ANTI-AMERICA DEMOCRATS and THE ANTI-AMERICA HOLLYWOOD should not be
    in this country. If anybody is racist that is the Democrat party and they
    have been racist for 200 years. They are also everything they call republicans.
    These idiots hate AMERICA so, why are they here? I am sure there is plenty of
    room in Russia,or Cuba or maybe Iran for idiots.

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