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Free speech for EVERYONE? Trump scolds social media platforms as MSM attacks his select audience

[2019.07.12, Fri 00:52] All Americans have the right to speak freely, not just supporters of one political party or another, President Donald Trump told social media platforms at a White House "Summit" featuring mainly influencers who have supported him. For most of the speech he pointed to social media companies repeatedly deplatforming, suspending, shadowbanning or otherwise suppressing his supporters. 'Fake news less important than social media,' says Trump ahead of WH social media summit. Calling free speech "The bedrock of American life," Trump said he would be summoning the heads of social media platforms to the White House within a month or so, presumably to give them an earful about censorship going into the 2020 election. Mainstream media outlets, which Trump denigrated as "Corporate gatekeepers" and "Fake news," were less than charitable towards those in attendance. Even the usually sedate National Public Radio described the summit as a gathering of "Far right" personalities, choosing to counterbalance the quotes from two of those invited - meme maker Carpe Donktum and radio host Bill Mitchell - with statements from Media Matters, a Democrat nonprofit that specializes in attacking conservative media voices. Those who paid attention to the president's speech might have noticed his explanation for why the White House puts out few old-fashioned press releases any more: Trump is convinced they would get ignored by the media giving him hostile coverage. Google the news >>

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