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3 May, 2019 18:59

Trump Jr hits out at Facebook ‘censorship campaign’ over Alex Jones ban

Trump Jr hits out at Facebook ‘censorship campaign’ over Alex Jones ban

Donald Trump Jr. has lashed out at what he called the “purposeful and calculated” silencing of conservative voices on social media, following the latest Facebook ban against Alex Jones and other right-wing commentators.

Tweeting about the platform’s controversial move to ban Jones and other popular figures, including Milo Yiannopoulos, Laura Loomer and Louis Farrakhan, Trump Jr. said the censorship should “terrify everyone.”

He said the latest step, which has been Facebook’s most severe measure yet against the likes of Jones and others, showed that they were taking their “censorship campaign” to the next level. “Ask yourself, how long before they come to purge you? We must fight back,” he wrote.

Social media giants like Facebook and Twitter have been taking heat from conservatives for months over what they claim is a coordinated effort to silence them by slapping them with unwarranted suspensions and bans. Twitter has also been accused of ‘shadowbanning’ prominent Republican figures.

President Donald Trump himself has even weighed in on the controversy, accusing social media companies of discrimination against conservatives – an accusation which led to a surprise Oval Office meeting with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey last week.

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Facebook cited its rules on “hate organizations” in justifying its bans on Jones, Yiannopoulos, Farrakhan and others, but has been accused by many commenters as engaging in outright censorship.

The Menlo Park-based company has also been accused of censoring left-wing antiwar activists and socialists – and dissent against mainstream media anti-establishment narratives in general.

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