White House asks fans to report anti-Trump 'political bias' online

Reuters

'If you suspect political bias caused such an action to be taken against you, share your story with President Trump.'

The administration of Donald Trump, the complete nut who is still inexplicably President of the United States, will now increase pressure on Facebook/Instagram and Twitter to mend their purported anti-Trump political bias.

How will they do this?

Trump's White House is asking patriotic Americans to report to the White House any instances they encounter of social media critical of Trump, or instances where online speech by Trump followers is moderated or blocked.

Here's the official tweet, from earlier today, Wednesday May 15.

No, this is real. There is now literally a White House form for reporting potential censorship of political views held by Trump supporters. This isn't a joke, but it's not for what they're saying it's for.

"Too many Americans have seen their accounts suspended, banned, or fraudulently reported for unclear ‘violations’ of user policies," according to the form, posted by the official White House Twitter account on Wednesday.

"No matter your views, if you suspect political bias caused such an action to be taken against you, share your story with President Trump."

This is, of course, garbage.

And the public form they tweeted for reporting cases of “bias” asks users for their full names and citizenship status.

From the Bloomberg report:

The form unveiled Wednesday asks for information on users -- including their citizenship or residency status, email address and whether they’re over 18 -- then allows them to report on Facebook, its Instagram photo-sharing site, Twitter, YouTube or other sites. It then asks for links to accounts and relevant tweets, as well as what action was taken and screenshots of notifications.

"We enforce the Twitter Rules impartially for all users, regardless of their background or political affiliation," a Twitter spokesperson said in a statement. "We are constantly working to improve our systems and will continue to be transparent in our efforts." Representatives of Facebook and Google’s YouTube video-sharing site didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.

White House Urges Reporting of ‘Political Bias’ by Social Media [bloomberg.com]

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