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 TrumpRosenstein expected to leave DOJ next month: reports Allies wary of Shanahan's assurances with looming presence of Trump States file lawsuit seeking to block Trump's national emergency declaration 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 McCarthyCongress allows Violence Against Women Act to lapse Mandatory E-Verify: The other border wall Bret Stephens: Would love to see Hannity react when Dem declares climate change emergency 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 HatchOrrin Hatch Foundation seeking million in taxpayer money to fund new center in his honor Mitch McConnell has shown the nation his version of power grab Overnight Health Care — Presented by PCMA — Utah Senate votes to scale back Medicaid expansion | Virginia abortion bill reignites debate | Grassley invites drug execs to testify | Conservative groups push back on e-cig crackdown MORE (R-Utah) asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Google’s search and advertising practices over antitrust concerns.