Sep 5, 2018 - Technology

Trump claims social media companies interfered for Clinton in 2016

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President Trump escalated his attacks against Big Tech in an interview with The Daily Caller, claiming that "the true interference" in the 2016 presidential election was by social media platforms on behalf of Hillary Clinton — and that they continue to favor Democrats ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.

"Maybe I did a better job because I’m good with the Twitter and I’m good at social media, but the truth is they were all on Hillary Clinton’s side, and if you look at what was going on with Facebook and with Google and all of it, they were very much on her side."

The big picture: Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey will testify before Congress today, where they're likely to face questions about alleged social media bias against conservatives.

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