Trump, without evidence, says social media companies have interfered in elections
The president's comments come as Facebook and Twitter face Congress.
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President Donald Trump lashed out at social media companies again, accusing tech companies of interfering in the 2016 and 2018 elections without providing evidence for his allegations.
In an interview with The Daily Caller published on Wednesday, Trump said the companies had a liberal bias that played out during the 2016 election campaign that won him the White House. He cited
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"I mean the true interference in the last election (2016) was that — if you look at all, virtually all of those companies are super liberal companies in favor of Hillary Clinton," Trump told The Caller. "Maybe I did a better job because I'm good with the
and I'm good at social media, but the truth is they were all on Hillary Clinton's side, and if you look at what was going on with Facebook and with Google and all of it, they were very much on her side."
Trump told the conservative publication that social media companies had already interfered in the 2018 elections. He offered no evidence to support the allegation in the published interview.
The White House didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.