“Twitter is sending out totally false ‘Trends’ that have absolutely nothing to do with what is really trending in the world,” the commander in chief tweeted late Thursday night. “They make it up, and only negative ‘stuff’.”
A few minutes later, he followed up with, “For purposes of National Security, Section 230 must be immediately terminated!!!”
Section 230 refers to a provision within the Communications Decency Act protecting companies like Twitter and Facebook from being held liable for the content their users post.
Trump has waged war against the 1996 law before, signing an executive order in May that’s meant to curtail those protections.
“A small handful of powerful social media monopolies had unchecked power to censure, restrict, edit, shape, hide, alter virtually any form of communication between private citizens or large public audiences,” he said at the time.
The president also railed against Twitter for suspending Pennsylvania Sen. Doug Mastriano’s personal account.
“Wow! Twitter bans highly respected Pennsylvania State Senator Doug Mastriano after he did a great job of leading a hearing on the 2020 Election fraud,” Trump tweeted. “They and the Fake News, working together, want to SILENCE THE TRUTH. Can’t let that happen. This is what Communist countries do!”
On his official Senate Twitter, Mastriano posted a screenshot showing his personal account suspended and a message that says “Twitter suspends accounts that violate the Twitter Rules.”
“This censorship is unacceptable in America. A nation that I served for most of my adult life…” Mastriano tweeted. “The point of Twitter suspending this personal account is to prevent me from posting to my Senate account— to silence our voice.”
Earlier this week, Mastriano held a hearing over voter fraud allegations in the Keystone State.