Trump Blasts Twitter for Censoring Conservative Voices; Tells Site It’s ‘Making a Giant Mistake’

  • On Sunday, President Trump took to Twitter to call out the site for removing conservative voices from the platform. Trump said that Twitter should allow the banned users back to the site.
  • Trump tweeted: “Twitter should let the banned Conservative Voices back onto their platform, without restriction. It’s called Freedom of Speech, remember. You are making a Giant Mistake!”
  • In April, outspoken conservative actor James Woods was banned from Twitter. In recent years, Twitter has also banned Alex Jones, Roger Stone, Milo Yiannopoulos, Tommy Robinson, Laura Loomer, and Gavin McInnes, among others.
  • Trump has blasted Twitter in the past for what he calls censorship and unfairly targeting conservative voices. However, Twitter has cited that they remove users who violate their policies.
  • A Twitter representative stated that the company “[enforces] the Twitter Rules impartially for all users, regardless of their background or political affiliation.”
  • The rep added: “We are constantly working to improve our systems and will continue to be transparent in our efforts.”
  • Last month, the White House surveyed Twitter users to see if “they felt they were being discriminated against for their political views on social media platforms.”
  • The survey site claimed “too many Americans have seen their accounts suspended, banned, or fraudulently reported for unclear ‘violations’ of user policies.”
  • A frequent user of Twitter, Trump met with Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey in April to discuss various topics around the social media site and technology.
  • Dorsey previously addressed perceived bias last year and said: “We need to constantly show that we are not adding our own bias, which I fully admit is left, is more left-leaning.”

Reference Links

  • Breitbart: Donald Trump: Twitter Making ‘Giant Mistake’ Banning Conservatives READ
  • YAHOO!: Trump accuses Twitter of gagging conservatives READ
  • The Daily Wire: Trump Tweets Support For Conservative Voices Banned From Twitter READ
  • The Epoch Times: Trump Calls for Banned Conservatives to Be Reinstated by Twitter READ

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