Trump to Tackle Social Media Censorship of Alex Jones, Other Conspiracy Theorists Once He’s Done Censoring John Brennan, Other Intelligence Critics

President Trump said the social media censorship of conservative commentators like Alex Jones is unacceptable and he will use every tool he has available to him to stop it once he’s done revoking the security clearances of loudmouth critics like John Brennan.

“They are closing down the opinions of many people on the RIGHT, while at the same time doing nothing to others,” Trump tweeted this weekend, referring to decisions by Facebook, Apple, and YouTube to remove content by right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. “Too many voices are being destroyed, some good & some bad, and that cannot be allowed to happen.”

Jones, who hosts the popular Info Wars news program, faces a defamation lawsuit by parents of children who were killed in the Sandy Hook shooting six years ago. He has called the shooting a hoax and given out the addresses of some of the parents, who now face death threats by Jones supporters.

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Trump, who has appeared on Jones’ show and praised him for having an incredible reputation, accused social media sites of wrongly censoring him and promised to take action on his behalf. But he first wants to remove security clearances of prominent members of the national security establishment so they can no longer use classified intelligence in their criticism of him. The critics include James Clapper, former National Intelligence Agency director, Sally Yates, former acting attorney general, and Christopher Wray, former head of the FBI. He also wants to revoke the security clearance of former FBI head James Comey, who has become an outspoken critic of Trump’s.

Once he shuts down the “loudmouth” critics, he said, he’s going to go after the social media sites that are so wrongly shutting down Jones and other conspiracy theorists. “Censorship is a very dangerous thing,” he said. “Speaking loudly and clearly for the Trump Administration, we won’t let that happen.”

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