President Donald Trump on Tuesday accused the main technology and social media platforms of harboring a bias towards Democrats, accusing Twitter of discouraging its followers on the platform just days after the publication of heartbreaking reports detailing government use. Russian social networks to boost the president during after his 2016 campaign.
"Facebook, Twitter and Google are so inclined towards the Democrats that it's ridiculous! "In fact, Twitter has made it much more difficult for people to join @realDonald Trump," he wrote in a tweet. "They have eliminated many names and have considerably reduced the level and speed of increase. They have not done ANYTHING recognized!
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Conservatives have long accused technology platforms of suppressing their online ideology, allegations that companies like Facebook, Twitter and Google have denied. Google CEO Sundar Pichai faced the glaring question of Republicans in the House of Representatives last week during a testimony at the Capitol.
Trump's comments suggesting that Twitter is purposely hindering its followers on the platform it uses prolifically, reports emerge that show the widespread use of social networks by the Russian government, including Twitter, to reinforce the Trump administration and the campaign president's 2016 presidential election.
The new reports prepared for the Senate Intelligence Committee show that the Russian agents have carried out a campaign of great influence, publishing in all social media Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, owned by Google, Instagram, Reddit, Tumblr and Pinterest.
Reports claim that the Russian trolls farms carried out their campaign of influence not only during the 2016 elections, but also in the middle cycle of 2018, seeking to "undermine the confidence of citizens in government, exploit social fractures, create distrust in the information environment, blurring The lines between reality and fiction undermine trust between communities and erode confidence in the democratic process, "according to one of the reports.
The reports, and now Trump's comments, put technology giants such as Facebook, Twitter and Google from all sides of the political spectrum, after Facebook last week announced another security breach on the platform, the most recent in several data privacy scandals to Rock the company in recent years.