Trump is Preparing an Executive Order to Investigate Anti-Trust Violations by Social Media Companies

Lee Rogers
Daily Stormer
September 23, 2018

It looks as if Donald Trump is finally going to order a full investigation into these social media monopolies. A preliminary draft of an executive order that has been circulating online would target companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter for violating anti-trust laws.

If these initial reports are correct, it looks as if Donald Trump is about to order the federal government to investigate the big social media companies for anti-trust violations. This presumably means an investigation into Google, Facebook and Twitter.

Daily Mail:

The White House has drafted an executive order for President Donald Trump’s signature that would open an investigation into the practices of Google, Facebook and other social media companies.

The order, which officials say is still in its preliminary stages and has yet to be run by other law enforcement agencies, instructs US antitrust authorities to ‘thoroughly investigate whether any online platform has acted in violation of the anti-trust laws’.

The goal of the order is to ‘protect competition among online platforms and address online platform bias’.

While the draft obtained by Bloomberg doesn’t name any companies specifically, it is understood to target social media entities such as Facebook, Google and Twitter, which Trump has repeatedly accused of silencing conservative voices and news sources.

These companies have conspired to make many of us non-persons on the digital public square. We have been blatantly discriminated against by these evil companies for simply having political views that they disagree with. They have done this by classifying our political views as “hate” and claimed that this so-called “hate” violates their terms of service guidelines.

There is absolutely no reason for large private corporations with a biased political agenda to have monopoly control over such a highly critical communications infrastructure. They have totally abused their power as evidenced by what they have done to people like us, Alex Jones and countless others. In fact, they are actively interfering in the upcoming election with these selective bans.

As we have detailed many times before, these companies are dominated or heavily influenced by Jews, which explains the aggressively biased agenda they push. They have chosen to ban free speech on these sites because the shallow arguments put forth by Jews and Communists are torn apart when held up to real logical scrutiny.

Trump knows that he needs his army of supporters to have access to these sites if he is to win a second term. If his supporters don’t have equal access to the digital public square, it puts him at an extreme disadvantage.

The Jews and Communists can’t compete with us on a level playing field. If there is a level playing field, we win every single time. Just look at the cultural influence we’ve obtained despite having minimal resources and being banned from every important platform. It’s actually quite incredible what we have collectively accomplished considering the circumstances.

So even though this is not 100 percent official yet, it is definitely encouraging news. Let’s hope Trump signs this soon and we can get the ball rolling on this.

Below is the preliminary draft of the executive order that is circulating.

EXECUTIVE ORDER TO PROTECT COMPETITION AND SMALL BUSINESSES FROM BIAS IN ONLINE PLATFORMS

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to protect American consumers and workers and encourage competition in the U.S. economy, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1. Policy. Online platforms are central to American commerce and the free flow of news and information. Whether reading news or looking for local businesses, citizens rely on search, social media, and other online platforms to provide objective and reliable information to shape a host of decisions ranging from consumer purchases to votes in elections. Because of their critical role in American society, it is essential that American citizens are protected from anticompetitive acts by dominant online platforms. Vibrant competition in the online ecosystem is essential to ensuring accountability for the platforms that hold so much sway over our economy and democratic process.

[Can expand this section, if necessary, to provide more detail on role of platforms and the importance of competition]

Section 2. Agency Responsibilities. (a) Executive departments and agencies with authorities that could be used to enhance competition among online platforms (agencies) shall, where consistent with other laws, use those authorities to promote competition and ensure that no online platform exercises market power in a way that harms consumers, including through the exercise of bias.

(b) Agencies with authority to investigate anticompetitive conduct shall thoroughly investigate whether any online platform has acted in violation of the antitrust laws, as defined in subsection (a) of the first section of the Clayton Act, 15 U.S.C. § 12, or any other law intended to protect competition.

(c) Should an agency learn of possible or actual anticompetitive conduct by a platform that the agency lacks the authority to investigate and/or prosecute, the matter should be referred to the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice and the Bureau of Competition of the Federal Trade Commission.

(d) Not later than 30 days from the date of this order, agencies shall submit to the Director of the National Economic Council an initial list of (1) actions each agency can potentially take to protect competition among online platforms and address online platform bias; (2) any relevant authorities and tools potentially available to enhance competition among and protect the users of online platforms.

(e) Not later than 60 days from the date of this order, agencies shall report to the President, through the Director of the National Economic Council, recommendations on agency-specific actions in response to paragraphs (d) of this section. Such recommendations shall include a list of priority actions, including rulemakings, as well as timelines for completing those actions.

Section 3. General Provisions. (a) This order shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations.

(b) Independent agencies are strongly encouraged to comply with the requirements of this order.

(c) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect:

(i) the authority granted by law to a department or agency, or the head thereof; or

(ii) the functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.

(d) This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.

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