US President Donald Trump on Thursday used a White House meeting of far-right social media provocateurs to once more criticize big tech firms such as Twitter and Facebook for what he sees as their unfair treatment of conservative voices. “We’re not going to be silenced,” Trump said. “Big tech must not censor the voices.” The US president has frequently claimed — without evidence — that major internet companies, including his favored communications outlet, Twitter, are biased against him, even suggesting that US regulators should sue them for anti-conservative leanings. He announced on Thursday that his administration would explore “all regulatory and legislative solutions to protect free speech and the free-speech rights of all Americans.” Read more: Is Facebook doing enough to combat fake news? ‘Genius, but bad’ At the same time, Trump praised his guests at the “social media summit” — who did not include representatives of big tech firms — for their often extreme online behavior, while admitting that their presentations sometimes crossed the lines of accepted protocol. Watch video 07:05 Share Donald Trump’s Social Media ‘Summit’ Send Facebook Twitter google+ Whatsapp Tumblr linkedin stumble Digg reddit Newsvine Permalink https://p.dw.com/p/3LxIU Donald Trump’s Social Media ‘Summit’ “Some of you guys are… Read full this story
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