President Donald Trump’s eldest son Donald Trump Jr. said in a new interview that he wants a conservative Facebook-like social network to be created for Trump supporters.
“I’d love to do it. But what I prefer is, take one of the two Silicon Valley conservatives and let them start it,” Trump Jr. told Axios when asked if President Trump’s 2020 campaign might create such a platform. “And then I’d help promote the platform and be all over that.”
Trump Jr. later tweeted: “Heck, I’d even support an unbiased version of any of them. I’m not looking for an echo chamber, I’m just looking for a level playing field. No more bias! No more BS!”
Heck, I’d even support an unbiased version of any of them. I’m not looking for an echo chamber, I’m just looking for a level playing field. No more bias! No more BS! https://t.co/JvriY8RhQt
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) August 30, 2018
Trump Jr.’s comments come after President Trump accused social media of censoring non-leftist speech in a tweet earlier this week.
Social Media is totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices. Speaking loudly and clearly for the Trump Administration, we won’t let that happen. They are closing down the opinions of many people on the RIGHT, while at the same time doing nothing to others…….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 18, 2018
Trump also warned Facebook and Twitter earlier this week to “be careful.”
“If you look at what is going on with Twitter and if you look at what’s going on in Facebook, they better be careful because you can’t do that to people,” Trump said at a White House event.
The Hill notes: “Alternative platforms exist to Facebook, which purport to allow all speech, regardless of content, such as Minds and Gab. However, their membership is minuscule compared to the social media giant.”