The Trump administration may try to get a court order to force Amazon to remove its content from the White House website
A White House aide said Monday that the Trump administration is considering a possible request to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to force the tech giant to remove White House content from its website.
The aide, who asked not to be identified because he was not authorized to speak publicly about the matter, said the administration has not decided whether to take action.
Amazon is already complying with court orders to remove content from Trump websites.
In February, the company complied with a court’s order to remove the president’s tweets from the site.
The court ordered the company to remove about 400 tweets from Trump’s Twitter account.
In response, Amazon removed about 6,000 tweets from its Twitter account that were critical of Trump and his administration.
“The President has a very high bar to clear to be able to have content removed from his public platform,” the aide said.
“But if he can’t, the courts should have no say.
If he can, the president should have the ability to have the content removed.”
The aide added that the Whitehouse was considering a request to have Amazon remove content on the WhiteHouse.gov website, but added that “it is not something we are looking at right now.”