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Trump slams the ‘radical left’ and says it’s ‘in total command and control’ of social media

Trump slams the ‘radical left’ in tweet and says it’s ‘in total command and control of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Google’ as he vows administration is ‘working to remedy this illegal situation’

  • On Saturday, Trump said in his tweet: ‘The Radical Left is in total command & control of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Google’ 
  • He added: ‘The Administration is working to remedy this illegal situation. Stay tuned, and send names & events’
  • Trump has regularly blasted Twitter, accusing the social media platform – along with Facebook and Google – of political bias against conservatives 
  • There is no evidence to suggest that right-wing pages are being targeted by these sites 
  • In July, he called on Congress to pass legislation that would clamp down on the firms and said Twitter should be fined for engaging in ‘possible illegal’ activity 

President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Saturday to slam popular social media platforms for being controlled by ‘the radical left.’ 

Trump launched into his tirade on Saturday morning while sharing a video of a speech given by Michelle Malkin – a right-wing conspiracy theorist who has previously questioned the number of people who have died in the Holocaust.

‘The Radical Left is in total command & control of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Google,’ Trump said in his tweet. ‘The Administration is working to remedy this illegal situation. Stay tuned, and send names & events. Thank you Michelle!’

‘The Radical Left is in total command & control of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Google,’ Trump said in his Saturday tweet. ‘The Administration is working to remedy this illegal situation. Stay tuned, and send names & events. Thank you Michelle!’

Last year, the Trump administration launched a survey asking people to share their experiences of being censored on the various social media platforms.

There is no evidence that suggest that right-wing pages are being targeted by these sites.

Paul Singer, founder of investment management firm Elliott Management, took a hefty stake of Twitter in March with a plan to oust Jack Dorsey from his CEO role. Singer is a Republican mega-donor and backer of Trump.

Trump has regularly blasted Twitter, accusing it – along with Facebook and Google – of political bias against conservatives and even suggesting the platforms had tried to rig the election

Trump has regularly blasted Twitter, accusing it – along with Facebook and Google – of political bias against conservatives and even suggesting the platforms had tried to rig the election

Twitter came under fire for is position on political ads, along with Facebook and Google, in September after it refused to remove a misleading video ad from Trump’s campaign that targeted former Democrat Joe Biden.

Following the issue, Jack Dorsey announced Twitter was banning all political advertising from its service, saying social media companies give advertisers an unfair advantage in proliferating highly targeted and misleading messages.

‘We’ve made the decision to stop all political advertising on Twitter globally. We believe political message reach should be earned, not bought. Why? A few reasons…’ Dorsey tweeted back in October.

He has also repeatedly threatened to investigate or regulate them. 

He has also repeatedly threatened to investigate or regulate them

He has also repeatedly threatened to investigate or regulate them

Trump has regularly blasted Twitter, accusing it – along with Facebook and Google – of political bias against conservatives and even suggesting the platforms had tried to rig the election.

He has also repeatedly threatened to investigate or regulate them.

In July, he called on Congress to pass legislation that would clamp down on the firms and said Twitter should be fined for engaging in ‘possible illegal’ activity.

It remains to be seen what impact a Republican Trump supporter stakeholder will have on the social media platform’s future political stance.



Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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