Three alleged sources have told Politico that President Trump is considering issuing an Executive Order that would forbid the censorship of conservatives on social media.
There have been many options considered and no one knows what might be in the final draft. I’m not sure I approve of that.
A better way to handle it would be to indict all the top executives of Google, Facebook, Twitter and the rest for conspiracy to interfere with elections in this country and to send them to federal prisons for double digits in years.
These companies are awash in money and fines are worthless but take away the freedom of a couple of dozen billionaires and you will be well on your way to solving this problem.
The White House is circulating drafts of a proposed executive order that would address allegations of anti-conservative bias by social media companies, according to a White House official and two other people familiar with the matter — a month after President Donald Trump pledged to explore “all regulatory and legislative solutions” on the issue.
None of the three would describe the contents of the order, which one person cautioned has already taken many different forms and remains in flux. But its existence, and the deliberations surrounding it, are evidence that the administration is taking a serious look at wielding the federal government’s power against Silicon Valley.
“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,” the White House official said. “But look, we also think that social media plays a vital role. They have a vital role and an increasing responsibility to the culture that has helped make them so profitable and so prominent.”
Two other people knowledgeable about the discussions also confirmed the existence of the draft order.