Trump Says U.S. Should Sue Facebook and Google
Donald Trump complained again about supposed bias against conservatives at social media companies and said the U.S. government should sue Google and Facebook, according to Bloomberg.
Trump complained in an interview with Fox Business Network that social media companies are run by Democrats and that Twitter has somehow made it difficult for people to follow his account. “What they did to me on Twitter is incredible,” Trump said. “You know I have millions and millions of followers but I will tell you they make it very hard for people to join me at Twitter and then make it very much harder for me to get out the message.”
Trump also complained about the European Union targeting U.S. tech companies in the interview. “I won’t mention her name but she’s actually considered to take Jean Claude’s place because Jean Claude at some point is retiring,” said Trump, referring to the possibility that Margrethe Vestager could succeed European Commission President Jean-Claude Junker. “She hates the United States, perhaps worse than any person I’ve ever met. What she does to our country, she’s suing all our companies.”
“You know, look, we should be suing Google and Facebook and all that, which perhaps we will, okay,” Trump said, without saying what he thinks the U.S. should sue the companies for. “They’re suing everybody, they make it very, almost impossible to do two-way business.”
Trump’s threat comes after Project Veritas, a conservative organization known for deceptively edited hidden-camera videos, released footage allegedly depicting a Google employee saying the company wants to prevent Trump’s re-election. In a blog post, the woman from the video said the notion Google is trying to sway the election “is absolute, unadulterated nonsense.” She said she was explaining that her former team at the company “is working to help prevent the types of online foreign interference that happened in 2016.”