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Trump considering White House panel to police anti-conservative ‘censorship’ on social media: report

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On Saturday, The Wall Street Journal reported that President Donald Trump is considering forming a type of White House commission to look into claims of conservatives being “censored” on social media.

“The plans are still under discussion but could include the establishment of a White House-created commission that would examine allegations of online bias and censorship, these people said,” reported John McKinnon and Alex Leary. “The administration could also encourage similar reviews by federal regulatory agencies, such as the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Election Commission, they said. ‘Left-wing bias in the tech world is a concern that definitely needs to be addressed from our vantage point, and at least exposed [so] that Americans have clear eyes about what we’re dealing with,’ a White House official said.”

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Republicans have spent years alleging that tech companies are trying to silence conservative speech on their platforms, with some GOP lawmakers even calling to scale back federal laws that limit liability for how tech companies moderate content.

Although there have been high-profile cases of right-wing activists being banned for hate speech, there is no evidence that tech companies are engaging in widespread anti-conservative censorship, and indeed data show that right-wing news tends to spread faster and get more views in the media ecosystem than comparable left-wing news.


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Trump ridiculed for his late-night ‘OPEN THE SCHOOLS’ rant: ‘Eat your Big Mac and shut up’

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President Donald Trump demanded local school boards reopen schools during a late night tweet sent after 11 p.m. on Monday.

"OPEN THE SCHOOLS!!!" Trump demanded, in all capital letters with three exclamation marks.

The president was harshly criticized for his tweet, here's some of what people were saying:

Dear Stupid,

You can't even get your own son's school to open.

They have refused.

The school where your son Barron is being educated refuses to open because it's not safe.

Now sit there, eat your Big Mac, and shut up.

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Florida Democrats ask their own candidate to withdraw his candidacy after cocaine arrest: report

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Democrats in Florida are asking their own candidate to end his campaign for county commission after an arrest for DUI and cocaine.

"A Collier County commission candidate's arrest in East Naples this past weekend has prompted calls from his party to drop out of the race," the Naples Daily News reported Monday. "John Jenkins, 55, was booked into the Naples Jail Center Sunday morning and faces a felony charge of possession of cocaine, according to a Collier County Sheriff's Office arrest report. He was released later that day on $5,000 bond."

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