“I am continuing to monitor the censorship of AMERICAN CITIZENS on social media platforms,” Trump tweeted on Friday, putting Facebook and other sites on notice. “This is the United States of America – and we have what’s known as FREEDOM OF SPEECH!”
The president specifically mentioned Hollywood star James Woods and Infowars’ Paul Joseph Watson as two “Conservative thinkers” he was “surprised” to see banned from social media platforms. While Woods’ Twitter page has not been removed, his last tweet was posted over a week ago and many, including his girlfriend, have speculated that he has been banned.
President Trump met with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey last week to discuss social media censorship of conservatives.
Facebook banned Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos, Laura Loomer, and a handful of other popular conservative figures – plus Louis Farrakhan – on Thursday, citing its policy on “dangerous individuals and organizations.” The platform announced it will remove even groups and events promoting content from the banned users.