Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale and RNC chair Ronna McDaniel sent a joint letter to the CEOs of Facebook and Twitter last week asking them to guarantee conservative content will be treated equally on the social media platforms.
The letter, which was posted in a tweet by Parscale Thursday, refers to Facebook and Twitter’s corporate cultures. It reminded Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey of some of the problems the social media giants have faced recently with their bias against conservative content.
“We recognize that Facebook and Twitter operate in liberal corporate cultures. However, rampant political bias is inappropriate for a widely used public forum,” the letter stated.
“What’s more, the consequences to our democratic society are profound. That is why special attention is necessary to address issues such as Facebook’s use of liberal organizations to fact-check content, the access to user profiles it gives to some employees, and Twitter’s manipulation of content that appears for the site’s users.”
In a statement to CNN, a Facebook spokesperson said the company does not suppress content based on political views.
“Facebook is proud to be a platform for all ideas. We do not suppress content on the basis of political viewpoint or prevent people from seeing what matters most to them because doing so would be directly contrary to Facebook’s mission and our business objectives,” the spokesperson said.
The letter asked for a response by June 18.