Trump Rails Against Social Media ‘Censorship’ of ‘Conservative Voices’

Days after Infowars host Alex Jones was temporarily sidelined from Twitter for inflammatory posts, President Trump has claimed social media is “totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices.” In a Saturday-morning tweet, Trump accused “social media” of censorship, without directly naming any specific social media platforms. His comments came shortly after Jones, the conspiracy theorist who accused the grieving parents of dead Sandy Hook children of being crisis actors, received a seven-day Twitter suspension, a move many social media users felt was long overdue. Facebook, Apple, and YouTube have also recently removed some of Jones’ content that was found to be in violation of policies on violent or hateful speech. Trump, however, appeared to equate the move to “censorship” on Saturday, which he said is “a very dangerous thing & absolutely impossible to police.” “They are closing down the opinions of many people on the RIGHT, while at the same time doing nothing to others,” Trump wrote, adding that the Trump administration “won’t let that happen.” “Too many voices are being destroyed, some good & some bad, and that cannot be allowed to happen,” he said.