During the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, Donald Trump utilized his platform to put social media giants of America on notice claiming that the US government shall push back against those that try to coerce, cancel, blacklist, or silence political opinions which are not liked in Silicon Valley.
Trump told foreign leaders that few social media platforms were acquiring immense power over what people are allowed to say and see.
He claimed to be aggressively cracking down on the bigger platforms that tend to play online political favorites and encouraged other nations to follow suit.
President Trump has already met with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg last week where the topic of bias came up as told by a White House official. He has also been in talks with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.
The issue of social media was raised on the platform in the context of condemning nations that oppressed the masses and controlled what the population could see, read, hear, and whose technological advancements had the potential to limit freedom of speech.
Trump finished off by saying “We must always be skeptical about those who want conformity and control. Even in free nations we see alarming signs and new challenges to liberty.”