#WhiteHouse Aims To Counter Anti-#Hate #Speech On #SocialMedia

New York (The Verge) — The White House is reportedly drafting an order to stop social media “bias” theverge.com/2019/8/7/20759….

The Trump administration is reportedly drafting an executive order that would ban unproven discrimination against conservatives on social media platforms, although it’s apparently unlikely to be released soon.

Trump said last month that the White House would “explore all legislative and regulatory solutions to protect free speech and the free speech of all Americans.” The official, however, put it in more clearly partisan terms: “If the internet is going to be presented as this egalitarian platform and most of Twitter is liberal cesspools of venom, then at least the president wants some fairness in the system.” Trump and others have complained when social media platforms have banned or limited conservative accounts, although this sometimes includes the accounts of unabashed white supremacists, and we don’t know if conservative accounts get suspended disproportionately. Adi Robertson/@verge

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