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Trump to Lean on Social Media Giants to Curb Censorship

President Donald Trump, during a free-wheeling speech Thursday, said he would be bringing top social media executives to the White House to push them to stop censoring conservatives and try to ensure free speech for everyone’s opinion.

“On behalf of the nation, it’s very important what you’re doing,” Trump said.

He praised them for going around the media “gatekeepers” and “getting the honest word out.”

Trump spoke in the East Room to digital media journalists, commentators, talk show hosts, and activists.

In calling for the giant social media platforms to be more transparent, Trump talked about how his own tweets seem to have been diminished by Twitter.

“It goes up and then they take it down,” Trump said.

“It was like a rocket ship when I put out a beauty,” he said. “Remember when I said someone was spying on me? I turned out to be right.”

Among attendees were Daily Signal Executive Editor Robert Bluey and Maria Sousa, the digital director for The Heritage Foundation.

Bluey, also the vice president of communications for The Heritage Foundation, said in a statement, “attendees at the summit have half a billion social media followers and are reaching people directly without a media filter,” and that is “why their concerns about the implications of bias and censorship are so important.”

Read the full story from The Daily Signal

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