It is absolutely stunning that social media companies have silenced the President of the United States.
They probably think of themselves as heroes for doing so, but millions of Americans don’t see it that way.
Trump released a statement on the @POTUS account on Twitter and even that was taken down but the text was saved.
Breitbart News reports:
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT On Social Media Censorship
President Donald Trump tweeted from the official @POTUS account following his permanent ban from Twitter, condemning the company’s censorship and signaling that he intends to move to a new social network, or build a replacement. The tweets promptly disappeared from the account.
The message from the President briefly appeared on the @POTUS account before disappearing. It is not clear if Trump or another person with access to the account deleted the posts, or if Twitter did so itself.
This is the text of Trump’s message:
As I have been saying for a long time, Twitter has gone further and further in banning free speech, and tonight, Twitter employees have coordinated with the Democrats and the Radical Left in removing my account from their platform, to silence me — and YOU, the 75,000,000 great patriots who voted for me.
Twitter may be a private company, but without the government’s gift of Section 230 they would not exist for long. I predicted this would happen and have been negotiating with various other sites, and will have a big announcement soon, while we also look at the possibilities of building out our own platform in the near future. We will not be SILENCED! Twitter is not about FREE SPEECH. They are all about promoting a Radical Left platform where some of the most vicious people in the world are allowed to speak freely. STAY TUNED.
If Trump created his own platform, millions of people would join instantly.
America certainly needs a new platform that values free speech.