Donald Trump Jr. showed some interest in leveraging his enormous social media presence in order to publicize a solution to the liberal bias from social media companies.
'I'd love to do it'
In a statement to Axios, Trump Jr. said that he would back a "conservative, Facebook-like social network" if it were created to compete with Facebook and other social media platforms.
Mike Allen of Axios tried to get Trump Jr. to consider the possibility of using the resources of President Donald Trump's 2020 re-election campaign to create the alternate platform, but he called for others to create it.
"I'd love to do it," Trump Jr. said. "But what I would prefer is, take one of the two Silicon Valley conservatives and let them start it. And then I'd help promote the platform and be all over that."
Trump Jr. has over 3 million followers on Twitter, and over 1.3 million followers on Instagram.
Allen called the idea of "tribal news delivered via tribal pipes" a "scary thought," and added that a Trump adviser told him to consider the possibility of the president using his Twitter presence to help publicize such a right-wing social media forum.
'They have it RIGGED, for me & others'
Conservatives and allies of the president have decried the left-wing bias in many of the companies controlling the biggest and most influential social media and online companies. Trump himself has been criticizing Twitter and Google by pointing to instances of what many critics saw as evidence of the liberal agenda in online companies.
The president threatened on Tuesday that the situation would be "addressed."
Google search results for “Trump News” shows only the viewing/reporting of Fake News Media. In other words, they ha… https://t.co/6tOXzdCPsu— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1535468569.0
"Google & others are suppressing voices of Conservatives and hiding information and news that is good," Trump tweeted. "They are controlling what we can & cannot see. This is a very serious situation..."
....results on “Trump News” are from National Left-Wing Media, very dangerous. Google & others are suppressing voices of Conservatives and hiding information and news that is good. They are controlling what we can & cannot see. This is a very serious situation-will be addressed!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 28, 2018
Here's a news report from Fox News about bias in social media:
"I don't think [this issue] is going away," said Donald Trump Jr. of the bias in social media platforms, "because I don't think it's changing."