Trump tweets support for far-right figures banned by Facebook (CNN Business link): Facebook barred seven users from its services earlier this week, citing its policies against "dangerous individuals and organizations." Now President Donald Trump is siding with the people who were banned and railing against social media "censorship" -- all while using one of his favorite social sites.
But Facebook executives say this has nothing to do with ideology or political party -- it's about safety. "We've always banned individuals or organizations that promote or engage in violence and hate, regardless of ideology," a Facebook spokesperson told CNN Business when the bans were put into effect on Thursday.
"I am continuing to monitor the censorship of AMERICAN CITIZENS on social media platforms," Trump said in a separate tweet. "This is the United States of America — and we have what's known as FREEDOM OF SPEECH! We are monitoring and watching, closely!!"