Trump on Saturday issued a tweet-storm following the removal of
conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his InfoWars shows from most major
social media platforms earlier this month.
Media is totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative
voices,” the president wrote in the first of several tweets. “Speaking
loudly and clearly for the Trump Administration, we won’t let that
president did not indicate what steps his administration might take to
prevent private companies from setting up and enforcing terms of
service that have allowed them to discipline or shut down accounts for
Jones Suspended for Seven Days by Twitter
many voices are being destroyed, some good & some bad, and that
cannot be allowed to happen,” he wrote, without naming any specific
is a very dangerous thing & absolutely impossible to police,” the
president wrote, suggesting that social media companies may be
politically motivated in enforcing their rules about hate speech and
direct calls for violence.
also seemed to equate the recent moves to remove content from InfoWars
— which has peddled widely debunked claims about Democrats running a
child molestation ring out of a Washington, D.C. pizzeria and that the
Sandy Hook massacre was staged with child actors — with his own
attacks on mainstream media outlets over what he has called “fake
Jones' InfoWars Terms of Service Makes the Same Argument Companies
Used to Ban Him
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,” he
president’s Twitter storm comes a week after Facebook, Apple,Spotify
and YouTube removed from their services most of the content posted by
Jones and his InfoWars network, citing what they said were violations
of their terms of service.
Alex Jones' InfoWars Face Gawker's Fate With Multiple Defamation
this week, Twitter followed suit with a seven-day suspension of Jones’
week, Twitter also
suspended accounts associated with former Vice
co-founder Gavin McInnes and the far-right Proud Boys group that had
participated in last summer’s deadly Unite the Right rally of white
supremacists in Charlottesville, Va.
the tweets below.