Trump says tech giants may be in a “very antitrust situation”

Anca Alexe 31/08/2018 | 09:25

US President Donald Trump continued his attacks on giant tech companies like Google, Facebook or Amazon during an interview with Bloomberg on Thursday, suggesting that they may be in a “very antitrust situation”.

“I won’t comment on the breaking up, of whether it’s that or Amazon or Facebook,” the president said. “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.”

Trump again voiced his concerns that “conservatives have been treated very unfairly” by Google. His attack on the tech companies began earlier this week, when he claimed on Twitter that Google’s search engine favoured liberal outlets over conservative ones, without providing any evidence. He added “This is a very serious situation-will be addressed!”

Google says its news searches are designed to give users relevant answers and don’t favor any political point of view.

Trump continued to attack the search engine at a rally in Indiana last night: “I’ve made it clear we as a country cannot tolerate” censorship and “rigged search results,” he said. “We’re not going to let them control what we can and cannot see, read, and learn from.”




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