US President Donald Trump has censured social media giants for silencing “millions of people” in an act of censorship.
Trump did not name any company, but on Tuesday, Facebook Inc, Twitter Inc and Alphabet Inc removed hundreds of accounts allegedly tied to Iran and Russia.
“Social Media Giants are silencing millions of people. Can’t do this even if it means we must continue to hear Fake News like CNN, whose ratings have suffered gravely. People have to figure out what is real, and what is not, without censorship!” Trump said.
On Tuesday, Facebook targeted hundreds of accounts allegedly tied to the countries under the similar pretext of fighting “misinformation.”
The targets were identified as “networks of accounts misleading people about what they were doing,” Facebook’s chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said.
Among the accounts was one belonging to the Quest 4 Truth (Q4T) Iranian media organization, which promotes…