Trumpin a new interview
Thursday said that Facebook, Google and Amazon may be in a
“very antitrust situation,” but declined to elaborate on
whether the companies should be broken up.
won’t comment on the breaking up, of whether it’s that or
Amazon or Facebook,” Trump said in anwith
Bloomberg News.“As you know, many
people think it is a very antitrust situation, the three
of them. But I just, I won’t comment on that.”
charged the firms with exhibiting a bias against
has accused the tech giants of being anti-conservative
and for allegedly stifling conservative speech.
tweeted on Tuesday that Google News was biased against
conservatives and said, “This is a very serious
situation-will be addressed!”
later said that Google, as well as Facebook and Twitter,
were “treading on very, very troubled territory.”
walked back his threats of regulation though on Wednesday.
regulation. We want fairness,” Trump said.
later tweeted a video on Wednesday alleging that Google
promoted all of President Obama’s State of Union addresses
on its homepage, but not his.
said that this wasn’t true, pointing out that it had
promoted his address, and BuzzFeed News debunked Trump’s
claim as well.
accusations follower a larger trend among conservatives of
bashing tech companies for alleged bias against
conservatives. House Majority LeaderKevin
aggressively pushed this charge.
CEO Jack Dorsey is set to testify before the House Energy
and Commerce Committee on Sept. 5 about the issue.
Thursday, Senate Finance Committee ChairmanOrrin
Federal Trade Commission to investigate Google’s search
and advertising practices over antitrust concerns.