The White House is getting ready to sign an executive order against large social media companies which could include Google, Facebook, and Twitter.

The order is awaiting President Trump’s signature before an investigation occurred, according to a Bloomberg news report released on Saturday.

A draft of the order obtained by Bloomberg instructs federal antitrust and law enforcement officials to “thoroughly investigate whether any online platform has acted in violation of the antitrust laws.”

The deputy White House press secretary, Lindsey Walters, emailed a statement saying that the document was not generated by the White House’s official policy-making process.

Google, Facebook, and Twitter were not explicitly named in the executive order and Trump has recently attacked social media groups for their censorship.

Social media giants like Facebook have said that there have been mistakes made with their platforms but contend that it was not their intention to censor anyone.

According to Bloomberg, the executive order states: “Because of their critical role in American society, it is essential that American citizens are protected from anti-competitive acts by dominant online platforms.” The order further states that consumer harm could come “through the exercise of bias.”

Social media giants have censored Alex Jones’ Infowars in one day over on Youtube and other platforms like Twitter citing conspiracy theories were a problem.

 

 

 

 

 

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Jeremy Spencer
Jeremy Spencer grew up in rural South Georgia and has served as a healthcare provider, high school science teacher, school administrator, and state education official. Jeremy is currently the market and content manager for All on Georgia-Camden and Glynn Counties. Jeremy’s focus is local news, statewide education issues, and statewide political commentary for the All on Georgia News Network. Jeremy has served as an education policy analyst for local legislators and state education leaders as well as a campaign strategist for local and statewide political campaigns. Jeremy holds degrees in science and education from the University of Georgia, Piedmont College, and Valdosta State University. Jeremy has lived in Camden County for over 17 years.

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