President Trump Brings Up Twitter Purge To Slam ‘Failing New York Times’ And Washington Post

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President Trump noted Twitter’s suspension of “fake accounts” and wondered if that would “include the Failing New York Times” and Washington Post in a Saturday morning tweet.

“Twitter is getting rid of fake accounts at a record pace,” Trump tweeted. “Will that include the Failing New York Times and propaganda machine for Amazon, the Washington Post, who constantly quote anonymous sources that, in my opinion, don’t exist – They will both be out of business in 7 years!”

Trump’s tweet comes after the Washington Post reported that Twitter suspended over 70 million accounts in May and June and is continuing that trend this month to the tune of more than 1 million a day. (RELATED: Twitter Says It ‘Challenged More Than 9.9 Million’ Accounts A Week In May)

The move “is one of several recent moves by Twitter to limit the influence of people it says are abusing its platform,” the Post reported, and the changes “reflect a philosophical shift” for Twitter to that of safety over “promoting public discourse.”

President Trump has been a frequent critic of the New York Times, the Washington Post, and other outlets for using anonymous sources and being what he considers unfairly critical of his administration.

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