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White House Drafts Antitrust Order to Investigate Google and Facebook's Business Practices

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The White House has drafted an executive order for President Donald Trump's signature that would instruct federal antitrust and law enforcement agencies to open investigations into the business practices of Alphabet Inc.'s Google, Facebook Inc. and other social media companies.
The order is in its preliminary stages and hasn't yet been run past other government agencies, according to a White House official. Bloomberg News obtained a draft of the order.
The document instructs U.S. antitrust authorities to “thoroughly investigate whether any online platform has acted in violation of the...
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The White House is considering an an antitrust investigation into 'online platform bias' at Google and Facebook

The White House is considering an an antitrust investigation into 'online platform bias' at Google and Facebook

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The proposed executive order would ask federal law enforcement to "thoroughly investigate whether any online platform has acted in violation of the antitrust laws," to "protect competition among online platforms and address online platform bias."
President Trump has previously said, "Social Media is totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices."
He has also stated, wrongly, that Google discriminated against his State of the Union speech.
There is no evidence that either Google or Facebook discriminate against conservatives.
The White House has drafted a text of a proposed...
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