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Trump: Social Media Unfair but Shouldn't Be Regulated

By    |   Friday, 22 March 2019 08:13 AM EDT

President Donald Trump thinks social media platforms are "corrupt," but he does not like "the concept" of calls from Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., to regulate tech companies such as Facebook and Twitter.

"I hate the concept of regulation on media, but it's very unfair," the president told Fox Business' Maria Bartiromo in an interview airing Friday. "You talk about the word collusion, the collusion between the Democrats and these people, it's ridiculous. It's hard to believe I won."

Trump added that he has "great social media," and he's able to get his word out, but "it's much tougher than it should be."

Twitter, for example, takes "people off my account," he added. "They make it very hard for people to join. I had a time very recently ago where I was picking up hundreds of thousands of people in a very short period of time."

Trump said he believes he has "way over 100 million on the different platforms," and social media gives him a voice because much of the media is "corrupt. I call it fake media, but it's fake and corrupt."

But still, he doesn't like the idea of breaking up social media platforms because he "really would like everybody to be free."

However, he complained that "they don't treat us the same way as they treat liberal Democrats and others," who are "becoming a far left party."

"You look at this Green New Deal, it's the most preposterous thing," Trump added. "I hope they keep going forward with it, frankly, because I think it will be easy to beat."

Sandy Fitzgerald

Sandy Fitzgerald has more than three decades in journalism and serves as a general assignment writer for Newsmax covering news, media, and politics. 

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President Donald Trump thinks social media platforms are "corrupt," but he does not like "the concept" of calls from Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.to deregulate tech companies such as Facebook and Twitter.
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