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Thu Jul 11, 2019, 04:57 PM

Trump accuses social media companies of 'terrible bias' at White House summit decried by critics

Source: Washington Post

President Trump assailed Facebook, Google and Twitter on Thursday for exhibiting “terrible bias” and silencing his supporters at a White House “social media summit” that critics chastised for giving a prominent stage to some of the internet’s most controversial, incendiary voices.

For Trump, the conference represented his highest profile broadside yet against Silicon Valley after months of accusations that tech giants censor conservative users and websites. In doing so, the president also sought to rally his widely followed online allies, whom he described as “journalists and influencers” that together can reach roughly half a billion people, entering the 2020 presidential election.

“Some of you are extraordinary. The crap you think of is unbelievable,” Trump said.

Trump delivered his winding diatribe against Facebook, Google and Twitter — charges of political bias that all three companies long have denied — at an event at the White House featuring Republican lawmakers, GOP campaign strategists and social-media meme makers, a move that led some critics to express dismay that the president actually aimed to use the policy summit as a re-election push.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/07/11/we-will-not-let-them-get-away-with-it-trump-threatens-social-media-ahead-white-house-summit/?utm_term=.57fac09739ce

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Reply Trump accuses social media companies of 'terrible bias' at White House summit decried by critics (Original post)
brooklynite Jul 11 OP
Takket Jul 11 #1
Fla Dem Jul 11 #4
mathematic Jul 11 #6
Chakaconcarne Jul 11 #2
Roy Rolling Jul 11 #3
ancianita Jul 11 #5
NRaleighLiberal Jul 11 #7
jcgoldie Jul 11 #8
BlueIdaho Jul 11 #9
certainot Jul 11 #10
SWBTATTReg Jul 11 #11
0rganism Jul 11 #12
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jul 11 #13
Firestorm49 Jul 12 #14

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 05:10 PM

1. Quite the opposite

These social media companies gave a platform for YEARS to racists and Nazis before only recently beginning to crack down on SOME of them. The fact that the terms racist, Nazi and conservative are essentially interchangeable now is the fault of the right wing, not anyone else.

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Response to Takket (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 05:15 PM

4. Exactly. well said.

Trump allowed Pandora's Box to be opened and all the racists, neo-nazi, alt-right assholes who have lived in the shadows, were given the ok to step out into the light to spread their filth.

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Response to Takket (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 05:26 PM

6. No it's not the opposite

These companies are strongly biased against most of the right wing agenda.

They also have a bias in favor of "free speech", which is a longstanding bias among internet movers-and-shakers. These two things have come into conflict in new and catastrophic ways over the last 5 years but the conflict is as old as liberalism. Where and how do we draw the line between unfettered communication and community responsibility with platforms that allow people to mass communicate with each other?

If these companies were biased in favor of the right wing they would look more like fox news, infowars, 4chan, and gab. Black Lives Matter was a hashtag before it was a movement.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 05:14 PM

2. He is upset because Social Media is discriminating against his bots......

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 05:14 PM

3. Sending thoughts and prayers

Have Infowars and the rest looked into MySpace?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 05:25 PM

5. It must mean that he knows the Russians are backing off. Let him hang.We've got a nation to build.





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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 05:31 PM

7. "The crap you think of is unbelievable" - indeed. problem is so many actually believe it.

Right wing is now the snake oil party.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 05:36 PM

8. Trump accusing facebook of bias against him...

...after they were instrumental in getting him elected is eerily reminiscent of how he turned on Jim Comey! Always the biggest bully and always the biggest victim!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 05:36 PM

9. Dear Fatso

Your 15 minutes of fame are over.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 05:43 PM

10. that bias is a regular meme on rw radio, and extension of the 'liberal media' and a

standard defense against truth telling and calling bullshit on them.

most of them like trump are adamant about it because they live in talkradiostan's alternate reality and actually believe it

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 06:35 PM

11. His polls are sinking...his numbers across the board against multiple democratic candidates...

are weak...his childish temper tantrums won't change a single poll number. His constant, idiotic rambling doesn't help either. It just goes to solidifies opposition to him in greater and greater numbers. This country doesn't need a whiner like he is, and people are getting sick and tired of him.

No wonder he's griping about tweet responses and crap, he's overdone it so much, people are not paying attention to him any longer, it's like crying wolf! a thousand times...

Added...maybe twitter will get tired of him bashing them and take him down/off the platform for foul language and / foul behavior.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 06:35 PM

12. credit where it's due: "The crap you think of is unbelievable"

when he's right, he's right

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 07:48 PM

13. Oh boo hoo

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 09:50 AM

14. Spoken like the fascist that he is.

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