President Trump criticizes social media platforms at the UN
President Donald J. Trump says a few social media platforms are having a lot of control and power "over what we can see and over what we are allowed to say."
Speaking at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Tuesday, September 24, President Trump underscores new challenges to freedom in “free nations.”
[Donald Trump, US President]: "Freedom and democracy must be constantly guarded and protected, both abroad and from within. We must always be skeptical of those who want conformity and control. Even in free nations, we see alarming signs and new challenges to liberty.”
The U.S. president criticizes certain social media platforms for being biased.
[Donald Trump, US President]: “A small number of social media platforms are acquiring immense power over what we can see and over what we are allowed to say. 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. In the United States, my administration has made clear to social media companies that we will uphold the right of free speech.”