Trump: “Social Media Is Totally Discriminating Against Conservative Voices”

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Originally appeared at ZeroHedge

Following the crackdown against Alex Jones and various other pundits on Twitter and other social media outlets, on Saturday morning President Trump joined the big tech censorship debate, and accused social media of “totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices”, claiming that the Trump administration “won’t let that happen”, and arguing that the platforms should allow both “good and bad” content online amid an escalating debate over social media’s growing censorship and role in policing content online.

“Social Media is totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices. 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 tweeted.

Trump’s tweet follows just hours after prominent anti-war activist Caitlin Johnstone became the latest voice to be temporarily suspended on Twitter without an explanation for what triggered the ban except to note that she violated our rules against abusive behavior”:

Hello Caitlin Johnstone,

Your account, caitoz has been suspended for violating the Twitter Rules.

Specifically, for:

Violating our rules against abusive behavior.

You may not engage in the targeted harassment of someone, or incite other people to do so. We consider abusive behavior an attempt to harass, intimidate, or silence someone else’s voice.

Note that if you attempt to evade a permanent suspension by creating new accounts, we will suspend your new accounts. If you wish to appeal this suspension, please contact our support team.

It also follows growing allegations by Republicans that social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter are biased against them, and GOP lawmakers have held multiple congressional hearings on the subject. The two platforms, along with Apple and Spotify, were recently scrutinized over the decision to suspend Alex Jones, a controversial right-wing host, over “hate speech.”

After initially siding against censorship, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey defended the decision to suspend the accounts of Alex Jones and Infowars, saying that Jones was posting content that broke the platform’s terms of service and needed a “pause” to reconsider his behavior.

Fast forward to today when Trump, who appeared on Jones’ show in 2015, blasted “censorship” and added that he has not called for CNN and MSNBC to be “removed” despite their “fake news” broadcasts although one can imagine the media fallout from such a call. Trump frequently blasts content critical toward his administration as “fake news,” with CNN and NBC News his most frequent targets.

“Censorship is a very dangerous thing & absolutely impossible to police,” he continued. “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.”

Trump also suggested that the so-called “fact-checkers” and other people “making the choices” on limiting content online cannot be trusted. Trump’s solution: “Let everybody participate, good & bad, and we will all just have to figure it out!”

Previously, Trump warned that his administration would “look into” alleged “shadowbanning” of conservatives on the platform, although there has yet to be any concrete steps taken in that regard even though Twitter has admitted that a new policy to suppress hate speech “unintentionally” reduced the search results for some Republican lawmakers.

In response, Facebook launched a review of policies possibly impacting conservative voices and other communities in May.

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  • RichardD

    The biggest social media and internet platforms like Google, Facebook and YouTube are all owned and operated by Jews. What the Jew who wrote this article quoted below doesn’t want to admit or discuss is all of the war and other evil that Jews shill and are responsible for. Which is why Israel should be replaced with Palestine and the planet dejudified.

    “when any anti-Semite or anti-Israel person starts to spout stuff like, “The Jews control the media!” and “The Jews control Washington!”

    Suddenly we’re up in arms. We create huge campaigns to take these people down. We do what we can to put them out of work. We publish articles. We’ve created entire organizations that exist just to tell everyone that the Jews don’t control nothin’. No, we don’t control the media, we don’t have any more sway in DC than anyone else. No, no, no, we swear: We’re just like everybody else!

    Does anyone else (who’s not a bigot) see the irony of this?

    Let’s be honest with ourselves, here, fellow Jews. We do control the media. We’ve got so many dudes up in the executive offices in all the big movie production companies it’s almost obscene. Just about every movie or TV show, whether it be “Tropic Thunder” or “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” is rife with actors, directors, and writers who are Jewish. Did you know that all eight major film studios are run by Jews?

    But that’s not all. We also control the ads that go on those TV shows.

    And let’s not forget AIPAC, every anti-Semite’s favorite punching bag. We’re talking an organization that’s practically the equivalent of the Elders of Zion. I’ll never forget when I was involved in Israeli advocacy in college and being at one of the many AIPAC conventions. A man literally stood in front of us and told us that their whole goal was to only work with top-50 school graduate students because they would eventually be the people making changes in the government. …

    Now, I know what everyone will say. That everyone tries to lobby. Every minority group and every majority group. That every group has some successful actors and directors. But that’s a far call from saying that we run Hollywood and Madison Avenue. That the Mel Gibsons of the world are right in saying we’re deliberately using our power to take over the world. …

    The truth is, the anti-Semites got it right. We Jews have something planted in each one of us that makes us completely different from every group in the world. We’re talking about a group of people that just got put in death camps, endured pogroms, their whole families decimated. And then they came to America, the one place that ever really let them have as much power as they wanted, and suddenly they’re taking over. Please don’t tell me that any other group in the world has ever done that. Only the Jews. And we’ve done it before. That’s why the Jews were enslaved in Egypt. We were too successful. Go look at the Torah — it’s right there. And we did it in Germany too.”

    – Jews DO Control The Media –

    http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article31835.htm

  • paul ( original )

    Well I am glad Trump has noticed. I for one hopes he takes on these media giants with the gloves off.

  • seawolf

    Look who is talking he sanctioned half the world, isn’t he a stupid, arrogant asking for a fair play?

    • RichardD

      If you look at tariffs, the US is on the low end of the scale. Trump has called for others to drop theirs in exchange for the US dropping ours.

      The sanctions are a Jew world order hegemony thing. The US needs to be dejudified to get rid of these blood sucking parasites.

  • jakoDELETED

    Now even officially US can’t be considered Christian country any longer. Since they have now their 1st Satanic statue to demon Baphomet erected in public place in front of Satanic temple in Arkansas.
    Something similar would not be possible in any true Christian country.

    “Despite being a favorite of Satan worshippers, Baphomet’s public appearance was also cheered on by atheists and Christians”
    https://www.sott.net/article/393792-Outrage-as-Satanic-Temple-erects-statue-of-demon-outside-Arkansas-State-Capitol
    http://static-25.sinclairstoryline.com/resources/media/2a96d5d6-2bc6-448f-94e5-8074bf49bce9-large16x9_satanic.jpg?1534450706786

    • RichardD

      Somebody spent a lot of money on that statue. I wonder who?

  • Hide Behind

    The terms Liberal, Conservative have no meaning in themselves, are but political bull sh.., correct term is power levels, to be used as a description of all who invade your political and religious bias levels, as a weapon for both defence and offence.
    There is no difference between end means of those who wield the weapons, religious or political groupings, Fascism that supports and controls means of oppression of any dissent towards one dictated mental conformity.
    The masses are but the means of gaining of control by one group over another, and most of the masses are easily swayed , mobs no matter the labels they hide behind.

  • Snowglobe

    It looks like it is time for an internet bill of rights, and for the media monopolies to be disbanded.

    • Sinbad2

      An internet bill of rights, in America speak, would mean total global control by the US Government.

      • Snowglobe

        Not if we move fast! We in the Commonwealth countries need to grab control first! ;)

        • Sinbad2

          We in the Commonwealth countries are merely vassals of the Americans.

          • Snowglobe

            Let’s take control anyway!

  • Icarus Tanović

    Fucking clown, your country is rotting appart.

  • Sinbad2

    It’s like a Hollywood movie, the fascists versus the crazy chimp.