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Conservative James Woods Locked Out of Twitter, Other Figures Banned by Facebook

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President Donald Trump [1] took to Twitter [2] on Friday evening and slammed social media censorship [3] in reaction to Facebook’s recent crackdown [4] of conspiracy theorists, a prominent anti-Semite, and other far-Right figures, saying that he’s “monitoring and watching closely.”

On Thursday, Facebook permanently banned Nation of Islam founder Louis Farrakhan, InfoWars host Alex Jones, and rightwing provocateurs Milo Yiannopoulos, Laura Loomer, and Paul Joseph Watson.

InfoWars’ page was also taken down.

“We’ve always banned individuals or organizations that promote or engage in violence and hate, regardless of ideology. The process for evaluating potential violators is extensive and it is what led us to our decision to remove these accounts today,” Facebook said in a statement to Fox News.

Trump weighed in on the issue, promoting U.S. citizens’ right to “freedom of speech.”

“I am continuing to monitor the censorship of AMERICAN CITIZENS on social media platforms,” Trump tweeted.

“This is the United States of America — and we have what’s known as FREEDOM OF SPEECH! We are monitoring and watching, closely!!”

The president went on give shoutouts to Trump supporters and Fox Nation hosts Diamond & Silk, who had previously accused Facebook of suppressing their page, Paul Joseph Watson, as well as conservative actor James Woods, [6] who was recently suspended on Twitter over a tweet that violated the platform’s terms.

“It’s getting worse and worse for Conservatives on social media!” Trump exclaimed.

Related: James Woods Calls Border Fight the Most Important Battle He Will Ever Wage [6]

President Trump recently met with Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey in the White House, where they discussed [10] censorship of conservatives on social media.

Joseph A. Wulfsohn is a media reporter for Fox News. This Fox News [11] piece is used by permission.

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