Trump defending First Amendment
The Trump administration is “taking a look” into regulating Google, according to National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow.
Kudlow’s revelation comes amid the growing Internet censorship of conservatives before mid-term elections.
“We’ll let you know. We’re taking a look at it. We’ll let you know,” he told reporters on Tuesday when asked if the president is taking action against the tech giant.
Kudlow’s response was related to Trump blasting Google early Tuesday morning.
The president said he received thousands of complaints from conservatives who say the search giant is suppressing their voices by burying search results for conservative web sites and videos on Google and YouTube respectively.
The president was also referring to a recent report by PJ Media that suggested Google was promoting left-leaning, establishment media sources on their Google News searches in favor of conservative and libertarian outlets.
“Trump has turned his fire on Silicon Valley in recent weeks, following an unprecedented crackdown by platforms like Twitter and YouTube against conservative and anti-establishment content,” reported Breitbart. “He has said it is ‘dangerous’ for social media platforms to ban accounts, and has accused social media platforms of discrimination against conservatives and Republicans.”