Trump vows to fight censorship of conservatives by social media firms

Published: August 31, 2018
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US President Donald Trump holds a "Make America Great Again" rally in Evansville, Indiana, US, August 30, 2018.
PHOTO: REUTERS

US President Donald Trump holds a "Make America Great Again" rally in Evansville, Indiana, US, August 30, 2018. PHOTO: REUTERS

EVANSVILLE: President Donald Trump told a campaign-style rally in Indiana on Thursday that his administration is standing up for free-speech rights, warning that large social media companies could not be allowed to “control what we can and cannot see.”

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“You look at Google, Facebook, Twitter and other social media giants and I made it clear that we as a country cannot tolerate political censorship, blacklisting, and rigged search results,” Trump said.

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“We will not let large corporations silence conservative voices,” he added, noting that “it can go the other way some day too.”

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