The White House says social media sites should do more to protect free speech. As a result, the Trump administration launched a new tool for people who feel they've been wrongly censored, banned or suspended on social media sites.

White House Censorship Reporting Tool

Over the past few months Republicans have claimed conservatives have been censored on these platforms. Some committees, like House Energy and Commerce and Senate Judiciary, have even held hearings on the issue over the alleged bias.

The form asks users to share their contact information, social media links, their citizenship and residency status and links or screenshots of any social media content they’ve posted that was censored by Facebook or its Instagram service, Google’s YouTube, or Twitter.

A spokesperson for Twitter responded and said, "We enforce the Twitter Rules impartially for all users, regardless of their background or political affiliation."

The White House’s new form comes as more politicians are pushing for regulation against online platforms, with a focus on Facebook specifically Facebook.

The roll out came just hours after Facebook, Twitter and Google joined with world leaders in France to sign the so-called Christchurch Call -- a global accord that aims to curb online hate speech and violent extremism in the wake of the deadly mosque shootings in New Zealand.

 

White House Censorship Complaint Tool

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Alan Lewrie

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