President Trump Preparing Executive Order Going After Left-Wing Bias on Social Media Platforms
Liberals believe to their core that they are neither political nor biased; they are normal. They fervently believe conservatives are a “basket of deplorables” as Hillary Clinton called them and that Black conservatives who support President Trump “ain’t black” like their leaders Joe Biden said of them.
That thinking permeates the majority of American mainstream media—and it includes social media giants like Facebook and Twitter.
The irony is that President Trump has hijacked Twitter and used it against liberals. Twitter is the President’s fast-tracked vehicle of truth. In fact, no other modern leader has had such an unfiltered exposure to supporters and enemies alike.
Supporters love how President Trump gets his point of view out long before liberal bias can get out of bed. With millions of followers he has dominated the news cycles and gotten in front of stories. He refuses to be bullied by the mainstream media or elitists. It is his silver bullet against fake news, and he often shoots from the hip.
His enemies, on the other hand, find President Trump’s modern use of his office as Teddy Roosevelt’s “bully pulpit” just, well, outrageous. Whatever happened to the notion that Presidents had to be nice and polite when snooty pundits told lies and the media repeated them as if true?
But Twitter CEO and admitted Trump hater Jack Dorsey has had it. Dorsey went full “Karen” after President Trump tweeted his objection to a massive national mail-in election balloting in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
There is NO WAY (ZERO) that mail-in ballots will be anything less than substantially fraudulent. Mail boxes will be robbed, ballots will be forged & even illegally printed out & fraudulently signed…
Dorsey’s reaction was to insert a “fact check” link right below the tweet. He slapped a warning label on the tweet. It cautioned readers that “fact checkers” say there is “no evidence” that expanding the national vote to mail-in would increase risk of frauds. In fact, “experts say mail-in ballots are very rarely linked to voter fraud.”
Actually, no one collects state-by-state data on voter fraud, and mail-in requirements for voting vary. Those who analyze elections, however, report that fraud is more common with mail in voting than in-person voting at polling places.
Which really isn’t the point here. If the Twitter site also ran fact checks on all the liberal lies and lying liars posting their vitriol and vile comments, they would be doing nothing else. Instead, they hide behind a fake enforcement policy that bans conservatives who cross the line, but classifies, libel, threats and incitement to violence on the part of left-wingers as free speech.
President Trump, likewise has had enough. He is crafting an executive order to strip legal protections from social media sites that provide safe harbor for lying Trump haters. Electronic platforms are currently protected by the 1996 Communication Decency Act that says the sites cannot be treated “as the publisher or speaker of any information” provided by other people or content providers. Trump (including the New York Times and Joe Biden) want to see that changed.
Whether an executive order could remove Twitter’s protection against its own double standards remains to be seen. What Twitter’s Trump haters really have to be concerned about is that the President will soon begin to develop a formal government commission to investigate anti-conservative bias among big social media platforms.
There are examples galore, and it will be fun to watch those liberals squirm under the hot glare of the President’s next bully pulpit.