President Trump blames the big tech companies for dividing the country by not allowing him on Twitter and Facebook.
“I think Big Tech is doing terrible things for our country, and they are making a catastrophic mistake. They are divisive, ”he said Trump to reporters at the outset to a trip to Texas.
It was the first time Trump had responded to his boycott.
Trump claimed that a counter-movement has started, but did not elaborate further.
Facebook decided to deny Trump access for two weeks after the storming of the Capitol, after which Twitter banned the president for eternity.
It is no longer possible to resort to alternative social media site Parler. This has been taken off the air because Amazon no longer wants to facilitate the platform.
Trump repeatedly clashed with major tech companies and most recently condemned the National Defense Authorization Act because he wanted the defense law to include a provision that would repeal section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. Because of that legislation, the companies could not be held responsible for what users do on their platforms.
Trump does not feel responsible for the Capitol riots, he said this afternoon. The forthcoming ompeachment is ‘the greatest witch hunt in political history’.
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