The US President Donald Trump lifted claims of political bias by the Big tech firms in a fresh thrash on Silicon Valley after one of his key congressional allies indicted Twitter insisting it disfavors the conservatives.
The latest rebuke from the President comes with the online platforms confronting intensified scrutiny on how they strain and amplify the content – but with the industry persistently protecting itself against claims of political bias.
The US President re-established his attacks after retweeting news of legislation suited by Republication Representative Devin Nunes seeking $250 million in damages from Twitter.
The US President wrote on Twitter, “Facebook, Google, and Twitter, not to mention the Corrupt Media, are soon on the side of the Radical Left Democrats ”.
Hours later, he additionally moved while asked about the social platform at the joint press conference with his Brazilian counterpart Jair Bolsonaro.
The US President told, “ it seems to be if they are conservative, if they are Republicans, in a certain group, there is discrimination. I see it on Twitter and Facebook”.
In a different post on Twitter, the US president addressed to an incident in which social media director Dan Scavino was provisionally blocked on Facebook. The US President wrote on the social media platform, “ I will be looking into this!”, adding the hastag#StopTheBias.
Facebook told Scavino, who professed he was hardly responding to comments, was fleetingly blocked as a decision of activity detected as spam, not due to any political reason, and added that it had expressed regret to him.
Nunes claimed in his lawsuit filed on a court state of Virginia, that Twitter “shadow bans”conservatives, making their messages less visible.