WH drafting executive order to tackle Silicon Valley’s alleged anti-conservative bias

WH drafting executive order to tackle Silicon Valley’s alleged anti-conservative bias
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[Ed. – Alleged? Yesterday, Twitter banned Mitch McConnell’s Senate account for reporting that protesters outside his house had literally called for blood.]

The White House is circulating drafts of a proposed executive order that would address allegations of anti-conservative bias by social media companies, according to a White House official and two other people familiar with the matter — a month after President Donald Trump pledged to explore “all regulatory and legislative solutions” on the issue.

None of the three would describe the contents of the order, which one person cautioned has already taken many different forms and remains in flux. But its existence, and the deliberations surrounding it, are evidence that the administration is taking a serious look at wielding the federal government’s power against Silicon Valley.

“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,” the White House official said.

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