Trump’s Social Media Summit Billed as ‘Bias’ Bashing Exercise

Broadcasting Cable cites Research Fellow Patrick Hedger on social media censorship. 

The fiscally conservative Competitive Enterprise Institute weighed in with a warning before the meeting.

“Issues surrounding social media and speech have become more contentious and complicated in recent years, and are worthy of presidential attention,” said CEI research fellow Patrick Hedger. “However, it’s disappointing the White House is elevating voices that advocate for the use of government against private individuals and companies with whom they have political differences….Conservatives and free-market advocates should remember that not long ago the shoe was on the other foot and IRS employees weaponized regulation against political enemies. Inserting government into decisions properly left to the private sector doesn’t eliminate ‘bias’ or stop ‘censorship,’ as some claim.” 

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