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Donald Trump Jr. speaks out after Twitter ‘limits’ his account: Big tech is ‘trying to make you think the way they do’

Donald Trump Jr. returned from having his Twitter account 'limited' and slammed social media companies for "trying to make you think the way that they do."

Donald Trump Jr. returned from having his Twitter account temporarily ‘limited’ and slammed social media companies for “trying to make you think the way that they do.”

The President’s son shared a video featuring a group of ‘frontline doctors’ discussing their opinions of the medical community’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

One woman in the video identified as Dr. Stella Immanuel made the controversial claim that “this virus has a cure, it’s called hydroxychloroquine, zinc, and Zithromax.”

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Trump had his account “limited” for 12 hours for the crime of sharing the video and allegedly “violating the policy on spreading misleading and potentially harmful information related to COVID-19.”

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What He Tweeted

In an Instagram post, Trump revealed that he simply presented the video and made a mundane comment asking his followers to decide what they thought of the information.

The offending tweet, he states, described the video as a “must-watch” and that “it seems very different than the narrative we’re being told.”

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“It’s sort of interesting that they would censor me for literally just saying, ‘Here are a bunch of doctors just saying something,'” he pondered.

In one of his first comments back on Twitter after having his account limited, Trump Jr. accused social media companies of trying to force the American people to think a certain way.

And he says the government is helping to make it happen through inaction.

Stop the Censorship

Trump Jr. shared a video of Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) discussing the Stop the Censorship Act of 2020, a bill introduced to the House floor on Wednesday.

The legislation calls for a rollback of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which has a “Good Samaritan” provision that provides immunity to Big Tech companies for the removal of users and content.

“Our country was founded on the free exchange of ideas and the ability of all Americans to speak freely, a principle that has allowed the Internet to thrive,” said Rep. Collins. “But in recent years, companies like Twitter and Google have used Section 230 as a shield while unlawfully abusing the First Amendment rights of their users.”

“It’s time we put an end to Big Tech’s unlawful censorship by rolling back their broad protections and promoting market competition,” he added, “which is exactly what the Stop the Censorship Act of 2020 will do.”

The Trump administration, meanwhile, through the Department of Commerce, filed a petition to the Federal Communications Commission  seeking clarification of Section 230.

“President Trump will continue to fight back against unfair, un-American, and politically biased censorship of Americans online,” a statement from the White House press secretary said in confirming the petition.

This piece originally appeared in ThePoliticalInsider.com and is used by permission.

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