El Presidente Trumpo went on a mini-rant about the private censorship of his supporters on social media.
He began with retweeting this earlier in the day:
Then he came back to the topic just now – and he seems very incensed about it.
I am continuing to monitor the censorship of AMERICAN CITIZENS on social media platforms. This is the United States of America — and we have what’s known as FREEDOM OF SPEECH! We are monitoring and watching, closely!!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 3, 2019
There are some on the right, like Tucker Carlson, who wants the government to take over the means of social media platform production in order to make sure that his friends and allies aren’t punished.
Like Diamond and Silk:
The wonderful Diamond and Silk have been treated so horribly by Facebook. They work so hard and what has been done to them is very sad - and we’re looking into. It’s getting worse and worse for Conservatives on social media!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 3, 2019
And also James Woods:
Yes, we do have freedom of speech. And those people can keep speaking, just not on Twitter, or whatever other platform. I think it’s fine for politicians to use their influence to try to make sure these platforms are applying their own rules fairly, but I stop short of pushing for the state to control public media companies. After all, we can’t be in control forever. Do you really want to give Dems more precendence to take over the private sector?