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Without Evidence, Trump Accuses Social Media Of Censoring "Millions"

In a tweet Friday morning, the president echoed a claim many conservatives have made before - that tech giants are secretly silencing them.
Posted at 6:59 PM, Aug 24, 2018

President Donald Trump accused "social media giants" of "silencing millions of people," on Twitter Friday, echoing accusations conservatives have made against tech companies in the past. 

The president wrote, "People have to figure out what is real, and what is not, without censorship!"

It's possible he was referring to Facebook and Twitter recently taking down a large number of suspicious accounts. Earlier this week both companies announced the take-down of profiles linked with Russia and Iran.    

Conservative outlets have repeatedly claimed that Facebook and Twitter regularly censor conservative viewpoints, which the tech giants have denied. 

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey told CNN on Sunday while Twitter's staff may be more left-leaning, it doesn't police content along partisan lines

Earlier this month, Facebook, Youtube and Apple removed pages, channels and podcasts linked with far right pundit Alex Jones which the companies said violated their policies.

This video contains additional material from Newsy affiliate CNN.