Trump slams social media companies as 'partner' to Democrats





Washington - US President Donald Trump on Saturday attacked social media companies as partners with the Democratic Party, citing the blocking of a conservative actor on Twitter.



 
"How can it be possible that James Woods (and many others), a strong but responsible Conservative Voice, is banned from Twitter?" Trump tweeted.
"Social Media & Fake News Media, together with their partner, the Democrat Party, have no idea the problems they are causing for themselves. VERY UNFAIR!" he added.
Woods, a vocal Trump supporter, had his Twitter account locked last month for violating the company's policies against abusive behaviour according to US media reports.
Trump's statement comes after Facebook on Thursday permanently banned several extremist figures and their organizations from its social media platforms, particularly targeting controversial individuals representing far-right views.
On Friday the president tweeted that he is "continuing to monitor the censorship of AMERICAN CITIZENS on social media platforms."
Among the people banned from both Facebook and Instagram are Infowars' far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan and far-right author and speaker Milo Yiannopoulos.
Jones and InfoWars were banned from Facebook in August but maintained their presence on the Facebook-owned Instagram.

Sunday, May 5th 2019
(dpa)
           


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