Trump: Google, Facebook, Amazon may be in a 'very antitrust situation'

Trump: Google, Facebook, Amazon may be in a 'very antitrust situation'
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump rallies in Nevada amid Supreme Court flurry: 'We're gonna get Brett' Trump: 'Good news' that Obama is campaigning again Trump boosts Heller, hammers 'Wacky Jacky' opponent in Nevada MORE in a new interview Thursday said that Facebook, Google and Amazon may be in a “very antitrust situation,” but declined to elaborate on whether the companies should be broken up.

“I won’t comment on the breaking up, of whether it’s that or Amazon or Facebook,” Trump said in an with Bloomberg News. “As you know, many people think it is a very antitrust situation, the three of them. But I just, I won’t comment on that.”

He charged the firms with exhibiting a bias against conservatives.

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Trump has accused the tech giants of being anti-conservative and for allegedly stifling conservative speech.

He tweeted on Tuesday that Google News was biased against conservatives and said, “This is a very serious situation-will be addressed!” 

He later said that Google, as well as Facebook and Twitter, were “treading on very, very troubled territory.”

Trump walked back his threats of regulation though on Wednesday.

“Not regulation. We want fairness,” Trump said.

Trump later tweeted a video on Wednesday alleging that Google promoted all of President Obama’s State of Union addresses on its homepage, but not his.

Google said that this wasn’t true, pointing out that it had promoted his address, and BuzzFeed News debunked Trump’s claim as well.

Trump’s accusations follower a larger trend among conservatives of bashing tech companies for alleged bias against conservatives. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthyOn The Money: Midterms to shake up House finance panel | Chamber chief says US not in trade war | Mulvaney moving CFPB unit out of DC | Conservatives frustrated over big spending bills Midterms to shake up top posts on House finance panel The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by United Against Nuclear Iran — Kavanaugh confirmation in sudden turmoil MORE (R-Calif.) has aggressively pushed this charge.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is set to testify before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Sept. 5 about the issue.

On Thursday, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin HatchOrrin Grant HatchDem vows to probe 'why the FBI stood down' on Kavanaugh Senate Democrats increase pressure for FBI investigation of Kavanaugh Grand Staircase-Escalante: A conservation triumph is headed for future as playground for industry MORE (R-Utah) asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Google’s search and advertising practices over antitrust concerns.