Trump Slams Social Media Giant for ‘Silencing Millions of People’

In this April 12, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump participates in a meeting on trade with governors and members of Congress at the White House. Seated left is Sen. John Thune, R-S.D.

By Published on August 24, 2018

President Donald Trump slammed social media for “censoring millions of people,” in a tweet Friday morning, saying if it continues people will only see fake news “like CNN.”

“Social Media Giants are silencing millions of people. Can’t do this even if it means we must continue to hear Fake News like CNN, whose ratings have suffered gravely. People have to figure out what is real, and what is not, without censorship!” Trump tweeted.

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Trump’s tweet follows another condemnation of social media censorship in interview he had with Reuters on Tuesday.

“I won’t mention names but when they take certain people off of Twitter or Facebook and they’re making that decision, that is really a dangerous thing because that could be you tomorrow,” Trump told Reuters.

His comments come after social media giants like Twitter and Facebook censored popular conservative voices. Twitter has a history of issuing temporary bans on popular conservative and libertarian figures. Facebook “mistakenly” deleted several PragerU videos for “hate speech” on Aug. 17, The Daily Caller News Foundation reported.

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The president has been a vocal opponent to censorship lately. He blasted social media in a series of tweets on Aug. 18 for its continued censorship of conservative voices.

“Social Media is totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “Speaking loudly and clearly for the Trump Administration, we won’t let that happen. They are closing down the opinions of many people on the RIGHT, while at the same time doing nothing to others.”

Trump said in a follow-up tweet that censorship is a “very dangerous thing” and that it’s “absolutely impossible to police.”

“If you are weeding out Fake News, there is nothing so Fake as CNN & MSNBC, & yet I do not ask that their sick behavior be removed. I get used to it and watch with a grain of salt, or don’t watch at all,” he continued in the same tweet.

“Too many voices are being destroyed, some good & some bad, and that cannot be allowed to happen,” Trump added. “Who is making the choices, because I can already tell you that too many mistakes are being made. Let everybody participate, good & bad, and we will all just have to figure it out!”

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  • Cody

    More proof the left is the party of hate, they would love to get rid free speech so they can spew out their hate speech and fake news to poison us so nobody knows what is going on, we all thought the FBI DOJ and the DNC all were honest and just at least for the most part. If they had their way they would take our free speech our guns and our God and kick them right out of this country,the left hates freedoms they are the communist party of America.

    • Jacob Miller

      >> More proof the left is the party of hate,

      Proof?!? Hate?!?

      An enemy of America is using the social media to get their guys elected.

      It’ is not hateful for them to avoid being used as tools against America.

      PS: I could stoop to your rhetorical level and ask why the GOP hates America, but that would be a cheap shot.

      • jgmusgrove

        It is the Left that hates America, that wants to repeal the 1st and 2nd Constitutional Amendments so they may impose a single view on all of the country.

      • you mean the communists censoring social media to stop democrats from being exposed?

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