Trump reportedly plans new commission to deal with social media platforms’ restriction of free speech

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President Trump plans to create a panel to examine cases of bias against conservatives and suppression of free speech on social media, reported The Wall Street Journal.This news should not come as a surprise, especially considering last week’s tweet by the President which read:The Radical Left is in total command & control of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Google. The Administration is working to remedy this illegal situation. Stay tuned, and send names & events. Thank you Michelle! https://t.co/ZQfcfD3Hk9— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 16, 2020It is not clear what department the panel would fall under or what authority it would have. However, the WSJ talked to sources that said the plans might lead to the creation of a commission that would work with agencies such as the Federal Communication Commission and the Federal Elections Commission. Double your web browsing speed with today’s sponsor. Get Brave.“Left wing bias in the tech world is a concern that definitely needs to be addressed,” a White House official told the WSJ.Republicans have previously voiced their concerns over left-wing bias by social media platforms. They have attempted interventions such as last year’s congressional meetings where officials of social …

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