In a powerful speech to the UN Tuesday, President Trump vowed to protect American’s free speech in the face of censorship by social media giants.
“We must always be skeptical of those who want conformity and control,” the President warned. “Even in free nations, we see alarming signs and new challenges to liberty.”
“A small number of social media platforms are acquiring immense power, over what we can see and over what we are allowed to say,” he continued.
“A permanent political class is openly disdainful, dismissive and defiant of the will of the people. A faceless bureaucracy operates in secret and weakens democratic rule. Media and academic institutions push flat-out assaults on our histories, traditions and values.” Trump added.
“In the United States, my administration has made clear to social media companies that we will uphold the right of free speech.” the President promised.
“A free society cannot allow social media giants to silence the voices of the people. And a free people must never, ever be enlisted in the cause of silencing, coercing, canceling or blacklisting their own neighbors.” Trump stated.