September 27, 2022

Trump just threw a huge fit over the banning of prominent racists from social media

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On Friday afternoon, President Trump fed into the right-wing’s imaginary persecution complex when he took to Twitter to complain about the “unfair” treatment of far-right wing personalities and white nationalist propagandists in the wake of this week’s well-deserved and long-awaited bans handed down by Facebook and Twitter.


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Under enormous pressure from the public after the recent spate of right-wing terrorist attacks, the most prominent of which included manifestos that specifically cited certain white nationalist propagandists as having inspired their heinous crimes, Facebook banned the following racists and anti-Semites from their platform:

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  • Alex Jones, notorious Sandy Hook truther, gay frog enthusiast, and founder of conspiracy website InfoWars
  • Laura Loomer, professional Islamophobe and self-declared “journalist” who has managed to get herself banned from a host of companies, including Uber and PayPal, for her constant displays of public racism
  • Paul “Prison Planet” Joseph Watson, a white supremacist and editor at InfoWars
  • Paul Nehlen, neo-Nazi Republican candidate for Congress
  • Milo Yiannopolis, former InfoWars personality, white supremacist, and pedophilia apologist 
  • Louis Farrakhan, former civil rights leader turned anti-Semitic conspiracy theorist and grifter

Actor James Woods — hardly a “conservative thinker” by any stretch of the imagination — was also handed a ban from Twitter for threatening the “deep state” with hanging.

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Unsurprisingly, the MAGA chuds have been soiling their diapers about this all week, claiming that the big tech companies are part of a vast conspiracy to censor the apparently rich and diverse intellectual discourse taking place in right-wing social media circles when in reality they’re just taking long-overdue steps to curb the propagation of dangerous conspiracy theories and open hate speech by some of the absolute dumbest people to ever pick up a keyboard.

No wonder the president is up in arms about this.

Colin Taylor

Managing Editor

Colin Taylor is the managing editor of the Washington Press. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice, equality, and universal health care in America.

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