President Donald Trump took at swing at Big Tech bias by signing an “Executive Order on Preventing Online Censorship” in the Oval Office on Thursday. And he relied on information from the MRC to do it.
“My executive order calls for new regulations under section 230 of the Communications Decency Act to make it that social media companies that engage in censoring or any political conduct will not be able to keep their liability shield,” the president said about the executive order.
During the signing event, Trump grabbed a large printed copy of the MRC TechWatch piece from his desk, headlined “Mueller Report Twitter Moments: 76 Anti-Trump Tweets, Just 1 Pro-Trump.”
Trump slammed Twitter's bias: “You take a look at this as an example: Twitter Moments on the Mueller witch hunt. So, we won. We were in the right. You see what’s happened. It’s a total fraud. It was a total fraud. 76 to one, OK? 76 to one. You look at it. You think that’s fair?”
“As president, I'll not allow the American people to be bullied by these giant corporations. Many people have wanted this to be done by presidents for a long time, and now, we are doing it, and I'm sure they’ll be doing a lawsuit. I'm sure we will be going for legislation. In addition, to this end, the legislation will start immediately. I tell you, I've been called by Democrats that want to do this. So I think you could possibly have a bipartisan situation, but we are fed up with it. It is unfair, and it's been very unfair,” he said.
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