Facebook has come under a lot of scrutiny in the past year, mostly because many people believe the company acted carelessly when handling private data. You can now add President Trump to the website's detractors.
But Trump isn't complaining about privacy matters. Instead, he's riled up by the fact that Facebook purged the accounts of numerous conservative commentators, including Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos, and Laura Loomer. Trump was particularly angered by the bannings of James Woods and Paul Joseph Watson, an InfoWars personality.
So surprised to see Conservative thinkers like James Woods banned from Twitter, and Paul Watson banned from Facebook! https://t.co/eHX3Z5CMXb
The wonderful Diamond and Silk have been treated so horribly by Facebook. They work so hard and what has been done to them is very sad - and we’re looking into. It’s getting worse and worse for Conservatives on social media!
Facebook, though, says the bans had little to do with political ideology. "We've always banned individuals or organizations that promote or engage in violence and hate," a company spokesperson told CNN Business. There was some action behind those words, as well. Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam, who is considered to be a leftist, was also among the banned accounts. Tim O'Donnell