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WH: Send Us Your Stories of Social Media Censorship

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President Donald Trump at the White House (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 15 May 2019 07:43 PM

The White House wants social media users to call out platforms they believe have censured them — a survey aimed at bolstering President Donald Trump’s gripe that tech giants are biased against conservatives.

In a tweet to its 18.5 million followers, the White House urges users “no matter your views” to fill out the survey on whether they’ve encountered problems on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter or other social media sites.

“Too many Americans have seen their accounts suspended, banned, or fraudulently reported for unclear ‘violations’ of user policies,” the survey declares.

The survey also asks for contact information to send newsletters about “President Trump’s fight for free speech.”

Politico noted that the form asks for the user’s name, citizenship, age and contact information, then a description of how you've been targeted by social media platforms and a link to the relevant account, as well as screenshots of communication from the companies. It then asks if the administration can follow up with the user via email.

Neither the form nor the White House tweet disclose what the administration plans to do with the material it collects, Politico reported.

The tech companies — including Facebook  — have long denied that they engage in political censorship, the Washington Post noted. Trump met with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey in the Oval Office last month to discuss his concerns.

A Twitter spokesperson said the company enforces its rules "impartially for all users, regardless of their background or political affiliation,” Politico reported.

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