Conway appeared of “Fox and Friends” on Wednesday where she expressed deep concern about conservatives’ presumably lacking voice in the mainstream media. According to Conway, social media had given conservatives an outlet to be heard — until now.
“We have no presence in the mainstream media; they look down on us like we’re deplorable and irredeemable,” Conway said. “So social media gives us that presence, and the president himself has a huge advantage on social media.”
Conway went on to falsely claim Trump having more followers than any other president — as former President Barack Obama has more — is the reason why Twitter has attempted to silence him.
“He has more followers than any president. He uses it more than anyone ever has to reach the people, to communicate, and to also hear back from them what’s on their minds,” Conway said, adding, “So, that’s why they’re shutting this down.”
Conway also explained why she believes Twitter’s decision appears to be a conflict of interest. She claims the people who are planning to endorse presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden are the same people criticizing the president.
“We turn around, and we use the same people who are going to endorse Joe Biden for president, reluctantly, are constantly attacking the president,” she said, adding, “They’re relying upon the same people who attack him all day long to, quote, fact-check him.”
See Conway’s remarks below:
The latest news follows Trump’s reaction to Twitter’s fact check alert that was placed on his tweet for the first time.
On Tuesday, the social network added an alert challenging Trump’s claims about the legality of mail-in voting.
On Wednesday morning, the president accused Twitter of attempting to silence Republicans. He also threatened to “close” social media companies over censorship concerns, as previously reported on IJR.
Despite the president’s concerns, Twitter released a statement defending its stance.
“These Tweets (here and here) contain potentially misleading information about voting processes and have been labeled to provide additional context around mail-in ballots,” Twitter spokesperson Katie Rosborough said in an email to CNN. “This decision is in line with the approach we shared earlier this month.”
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