‘We have what’s known as FREEDOM OF SPEECH!’ Outraged Trump says he is ‘closely monitoring’ social media sites for bias against conservatives – after Facebook banned several controversial figures from their platform

Saturday, May 4, 2019
By Paul Martin

Alex Jones and Laura Loomer were among several right-wing commentators who were banned from Facebook and Instagram this week
On Friday, Trump hit back, implying that a social media crackdown on controversial content was actually an attack on conservatives
He vowed to ‘closely monitor’ the popular sites for bias, before claiming that ‘things are getting worse and worse for Conservatives on social media’
The president himself is a prolific user of social media, having tweeted more than 41,000 times

By ANDREW COURT
DAILYMAIL.COM
4 May 2019

President Trump says he is ‘closely monitoring’ Facebook, Instagram and Twitter after the social media giants removed a number of conservative figures from their platforms.

Right-wing personalities Milo Yiannopoulos, Paul Joseph Watson and Laura Loomer were banned from Facebook this week, as the site attempts to combat criticism that it spreads misinformation and hateful content.

However, in a flurry of Tweets on Friday, the Commander-in-chief seemed to imply that the purge was merely an attack on right-wing voices and that shutting off their access to social media may be a violation of first amendment rights.

‘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!’ Trump wrote in one post.

He added: ‘We are monitoring and watching, closely!!’

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