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Thu May 16, 2019, 09:26 PM

Trump's new tool for collecting social-media-bias stories has one unusual question on it: Are you a

Source: Business Insider

Trump's new tool for collecting social-media-bias stories has one unusual question on it: Are you a US citizen?

Nick Bastone 16h

The White House's new online tool for people to report perceived bias or censorship on social media platforms asks users to submit screenshots, links and any other details that could show they were penalized for their political views.

It also wants to know if you're an American citizen.

The online form, launched on Wednesday and officially called the Tech Bias Story Sharing Tool, asks about nationality in the third question, right after users enter their first and last names.

"Are you a US citizen or permanent resident?" the form asks.

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The problem is that the form doesn't say exactly how the information will be used, which in the case of non-US citizens or permanent residents could be potentially dangerous. The Trump administration has pushed for stricter immigration laws, and has called for deporting immigrants who are in the country illegally without the usual legal process.

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Read more: https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-new-social-media-bias-tool-asks-about-citizenship-status-2019-5

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dixiegrrrrl May 2019 #1

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Thu May 16, 2019, 11:35 PM

1. I would think that if the answer is no,


they would not be sending anything to Trump.

I figured the whole plan was a way to increase their mailing list, to ask for money, and so Trump could boast a zillion people complained about Facebook/Twitter.

That extra bit about citizenship is sneaky,

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