Donald Trump says U.S. should sue Facebook and Google, complains about alleged political bias by tech giants

President Trump suggested the U.S. government might sue technology giants including Facebook and Google — though he didn’t spell out what the basis for such lawsuits might be — while he railed against the supposed anti-conservative bias of Silicon Valley companies.

In an interview Wednesday with Fox Business Network, he took issue with the European Commission’s move to impose antitrust penalties against tech companies including Google.

“Look, we should be suing Google and Facebook and all that, which perhaps we will, OK?” Trump said in the interview.

The U.S. Department of Justice and the FTC are said to be considering launching antitrust investigations into Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple. 

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Meanwhile, Trump asserted that Big Tech are “all Democrats” and that their services are “totally biased toward Democrats.” He argued that Twitter — where Trump has over 61 million followers — makes it hard for people to follow him on the platform. Trump famously used Twitter to issue announcements and rants on a daily basis.

“What they did to me on Twitter is incredible,” he said. “I have millions and millions of followers, but I will tell you, they make it very hard for people to join me in Twitter and they make it very much harder for me to get out the message.”

In the interview with Fox Business, Trump also called out the alleged bias by Google, referring to footage released Tuesday by conservative group Project Veritas that purports to show a Google executive saying the company should be working to prevent “the next Trump situation.”

Trump said Twitter “should be sued because what’s happening with the bias,” and added, “now you see it with that executive yesterday from Google. The hatred for the Republicans. It’s not even like ‘Gee! Let’s lean Democrat.’”

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