Vice President Mike Pence says that the Trump administration is strongly opposed to censorship of conservatives by social media and big tech companies, and that suppression of conservative voices ahead of the November general election will be met with a response from the White House.
“Well, the president has made it very clear that we are not going to tolerate censorship on the internet and social media against conservatives,” Pence told Breitbart in an exclusive interview on May 22. “We’re just not going to tolerate it.”
The vice president didn’t provide details regarding what form the administration’s response might take, but The Wall Street Journal, citing “people familiar with the matter,” reported over the weekend that the White House is considering the creation of a commission that would evaluate claims of anti-conservative bias.
President Donald Trump has repeatedly voiced concern over alleged suppression of conservatives by big tech and social media companies. In a May 16 tweet, the president accused several popular platforms of serving the “radical left” and hinted at a White House-led remedy.
“The Radical Left is in total command & control of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Google,” Trump wrote in the tweet, adding that the administration is “working to remedy this illegal situation.”