Aug 29, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Trump accuses tech giants of trying to silence conservatives

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks on the telephone via speakerphone. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

President Trump told reporters on Wednesday afternoon that Google, Twitter, and Facebook are "trying to silence a very large part of the country," saying they treat conservatives and Republicans very unfairly.

Why it matters: The dig comes one day after Trump tweeted similar criticism claiming the tech giants suppress conservative voices and news. When asked Wednesday whether he would want to further regulate the companies Trump said, "We're just going to see. You know what we want? Not regulation, we want fairness."

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