White House said to prepare antitrust probe order of tech companies

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President Donald Trump holds up an executive order that he signed during a meeting of the National Space Council at the East Room of the White House June 18, 2018 in Washington, DC. President Trump signed an executive order to establish the Space Force, an independent and co-equal military branch, as the sixth branch of the U.S. armed forces. 

The White House is reportedly working on a memorandum for President Donald Trump to sign that would direct government agencies to “thoroughly investigate” big tech companies like Google and Facebook, Bloomberg News reported on Saturday, who have fended off accusations of political bias against conservatives.

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter chief Jack Dorsey and most recently Google’s Sundar Pichai have denied that their platforms are politically biased.

State attorneys general are set to brief U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Sept. 25 about their existing investigations into social media companies’ practices.

Bloomberg’s full report can be found on its website.

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