Saturday, August 18, 2018

trump fake news should not be censored as long as it reflects his views - Trump echoes conservative claims that social media companies censor conservatives

Conservatives on the internet have spent years claiming social media companies discriminate against them. On Saturday, those accusations reached the White House.
President Donald Trump on Saturday tweeted a series of comments

accusing social media companies of
"totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices"
 but stopped short of calling for government intervention on the matter.
Trump did not name any companies specifically, but did claim
 that CNN and MSNBC spread "Fake News." MSNBC is part of NBC News.
Trump's tweets come after Facebook, Google and Apple 
have each taken steps to remove conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his Infowars media outlet from its platforms. Twitter also suspended
 Jones for a week. Jones is best known for spreading the unfounded 
theory that the elementary school massacre at Sandy Hook was a hoax,
 a claim that has made him the target of civil lawsuits.
But he does have a solution. Sort of. And it involves both sides.
Trump tweeted that “too many voices are being destroyed, some good and some bad, and that cannot be allowed to happen.” So, he added: “Let everybody participate, good & bad, and we will all just have to figure it out!”

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