President Trump Claims Social Media Companies Censor Conservatives

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In a follow-up tweet, he added, "Censorship is a very dangerous thing & absolutely impossible to police. If you are weeding out Fake News, there is nothing so Fake as CNN & MSNBC, & yet I do not ask that their sick behavior be removed. I get used to it and watch with a grain of salt, or don’t watch at all."

In a series of early morning tweets, President Donald Trump claimed that conservatives are being censored by social media companies. He also took the opportunity to slam CNN and MSNBC, which he said he watches "with a grain of salt" or "[doesn't] watch at all."

"Social Media is totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices. Speaking loudly and clearly for the Trump Administration, we won’t let that happen," Trump wrote Saturday. "They are closing down the opinions of many people on the RIGHT, while at the same time doing nothing to others."

In a follow-up tweet, he added, "Censorship is a very dangerous thing & absolutely impossible to police. If you are weeding out Fake News, there is nothing so Fake as CNN & MSNBC, & yet I do not ask that their sick behavior be removed. I get used to it and watch with a grain of salt, or don’t watch at all."

In yet another tweet, he questioned "who is making the choices" and said that he believes that companies should "let everybody participate, good & bad, and we will all just have to figure it out!"

Trump previously made similar claims in July, when he accused Twitter of "'shadow banning' prominent Republicans."

His comments follow recent news that tech companies such as Apple, Spotify, Facebook and YouTube took action earlier this month against far-right commentator Alex Jones and his media brand, InfoWars, which is known for spreading conspiracy theories. For its part, Twitter confirmed earlier this week that it was temporarily limiting Jones' account.