President Donald Trump has insisted the influence of major technology companies has created a "very anti-trust situation".

Donald Trump

Donald Trump

The US figurehead has continued his attack on the likes of Amazon, Facebook and Google this week as he responded to a question on whether such firms should be regulated or broken up by the government.

He told Bloomberg News: "I won't comment on the breaking up, of whether it's that or Amazon or Facebook.

"As you know, many people think it is a very antitrust situation, the three of them. But I just, I won't comment on that."

He also reiterated his previously allegation that "conversatives have been treated very unfairly by Google".

He added: "I tell you there are some moments where we say, 'Wow that really is bad, what they're doing.' "

He has also recently hit out at micro blogging website Twitter, and accused the platform of "shadow banning" and political bias.

However, the company has denied this, and added its "behavioral ranking doesn't make judgments based on political views or the substance of tweets" and it unveiled a new feature advising users who to unfollow.

In a statement, the company explained: "We know that people want a relevant Twitter timeline.

"One way to do this is by unfollowing people they don't engage with regularly. We ran an incredibly limited test to surface accounts that people were not engaging with to check if they'd like to unfollow them."

The test - which is said to have affected just a fraction of the user base - has already concluded.


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