Donald Trump accuses Google, Facebook and Twitter of political bias

December 18, 2018 GMT

President Trump slammed the major tech companies Tuesday, accusing Google, Facebook and Twitter of political bias.

Facebook, Twitter and Google are so biased toward the Dems it is ridiculous! Twitter, in fact, has made it much more difficult for people to join @realDonaldTrump. They have removed many names greatly slowed the level and speed of increase. They have acknowledged-done NOTHING! Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 18, 2018

Concern about political bias surged in July, when reports surfaced that Twitter had “shadow banned” conversation pundits and politicians, though Twitter denied the allegations.

Leaders from each of the companies came to Capitol Hill to testify in front of lawmakers this year, most recently when Google CEO Sundar Pichai came before the House Judiciary Committee last Tuesday.

Mr. Pichai denied that his company purposefully buries conservative content, as Republicans peppered him with questions about the search engine’s algorithms.