Trump accuses Facebook of being ‘anti-Trump’ – Politico
President Donald Trump accused Facebook on Wednesday of being “anti-Trump,” hinting without evidence that the social media giant colluded with “Fake News” organizations such as The New York Times and Washington Post.
“Facebook was always anti-Trump,” Trump alleged in a tweet. “The Networks were always anti-Trump hence,Fake News, @nytimes(apologized) & @WaPo were anti-Trump. Collusion?”
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Facebook has been under scrutiny with critics alleging that Russia-linked advertisements on the social media site attempted to boost Trump’s candidacy, particularly by attacking his general election rival Hillary Clinton. Facebook has said it will give congressional investigators details of the Russian-purchased ads, a decision that comes as special counsel Robert Mueller and congressional panels probe the Kremlin’s role in last year’s presidential election.
Trump last week framed the news as a continuation of what he maintains is a “hoax.”
And the president has continued to deride and seek to discredit mainstream news organizations, including CNN, The New York Times and Washington Post. But he followed up his “anti-Trump” post by touting who he said is “Pro-Trump!” — the American people.
“Virtually no President has accomplished what we have accomplished in the first 9 months-and economy roaring,” he added.