Donald Trump Jr. Tackles the Shady Nature of Social Media Companies at CPAC

Donald Trump Jr. waves at campaign rally before President Donald Trump appears Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020 in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Donald Trump Jr. went straight for the jugular of social media during his time on stage at CPAC.

Trump Jr. has openly had some troubles with social media targeting him for censorship in the past, and during a panel discussing the monopoly Silicon Valley has on how we communicate on the internet, the son of the President discussed how he came under fire from Twitter itself during the Jussie Smollett saga.

As you may remember, Jr. didn’t believe the series of events that Smollett said happened to him, involving two white men wearing MAGA hats dousing him with bleach and putting a noose around his neck before shouting racial and homophobic slurs at him and disappearing into the night.

As Fox News reports, Jr. took to Twitter to relay his disbelief:

He went on to note that he spotted holes in Smollett’s story from the get-go, particularly taking issue with the part of the actor’s story in which he went to a Subway sandwich shop at 2 a.m. in freezing temperatures.

“He may be a decent actor but he’s not a good writer,” Trump Jr. told the outlet. “This is just stupid.”

When asked if he believes Smollett will see any time behind bars over the entire ordeal, Trump Jr. was blunt in his response.

Twitter took his tweet down, but later said it was a mistake to do so and offered to speak with Jr. in person about it. On the CPAC stage, Jr. recounted the storytelling the crowd that he offered that talk to happen in a public forum, which Twitter went silent about.

“They were willing to talk to me. They were willing to tell me what I wanted to hear,” said Jr. “But they wouldn’t do it in a public forum because they knew there was literally nothing – and I know nothing about coding, I build buildings, but I could have whatever conversation and they wouldn’t be able to give me a real answer because they’re actually doing it, and they’re okay with it.”

“They were fine to have the conversation, to “yes” me to death, to make it appear as if they’re being open and honest about what’s going on, but there’s zero transparency there. No one sees what’s actually happening,” said Jr.

There’s been more than enough evidence to show that Twitter has been more than biased when it comes to how it treats its users on the left and the right.

As Jr. noted on the CPAC stage, if they’re doing that to someone with 2 million followers, just think about what they’re doing to be people with far less.

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