President Trump Rips Into Social Media Censorship: ‘Let Everybody Participate’

Virginia Kruta | Associate Editor

President Donald Trump took aim at social media platforms early Saturday morning, criticizing them for suppressing and even attempting to silence conservative voices.

“They are closing down the opinions of many people on the Right …” he complained in a tweet.

Trump’s tweets followed the news that Facebook had been caught outright blocking videos from the conservative organization PragerU and InfoWars’ Alex Jones had been banned across all platforms. Facebook has since apologized and restored access to the PragerU videos.

The president continued by claiming that censorship is “a very dangerous thing & absolutely impossible to police,” pointing out the fact that although he has often complained about “Fake News,” he has never moved to silence his critics.

Trump also pointed out the real problem with censorship: who chooses what will and will not be censored from public view?

He concluded with a call for free speech, saying, “Let everybody participate, good & bad, and we will all just have to figure it out!”

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