Trump Just Wants ‘Fairness, Not Regulation’ For Google, Facebook, Twitter

Saagar Enjeti White House Correspondent

President Donald Trump brushed off the idea of regulating social media companies, but called for fairness, after igniting a feud with Google Tuesday.

“I think that Google and Facebook and Twitter, I think they treat conservatives and Republicans very unfairly. I could tell you that I have personal experience,” Trump said, adding “you know what we want? Not regulation, we want fairness. We want fairness and we are all very happy. I mean. I’m president. You’re talking about a tremendous amount of people. We want to see fairness. Very important.”

The president said Tuesday “Google has taken advantage of a lot of people. It’s a very serious thing and a very serious charge,” adding “I think what Google and what others are doing — if you look at what is going on at Twitter, look at what is going on in Facebook — they better be careful. You can’t do that to people.”

The president accused the company of censoring conservative news Tuesday morning after watching a report from the Fox Business Network. The Fox Business report stems from a report on PJMedia, which “performed a Google search for ‘Trump’ using the search engine’s ‘News’ tab and analyzed the results using Sharyl Attkisson’s media bias chart,” finding that “not a single right-leaning site appeared on the first page of search results.”

Google denied the allegations saying its “search” function is not used to set a political agenda, and we don’t bias our results toward any political ideology,” adding, “We continually work to improve Google Search and we never rank search results to manipulate political sentiment.”