Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal told reporters this morning that all content from Donald Trump’s new social media platform Truth Social will be banned from being shared on Twitter. Within hours both Facebook and YouTube were following suit.
“Truth Social is just another sad attempt by Mr. Trump to get his lies out there and it’s just easier for us to shut that down from the beginning,” Agrawal confirmed. “We banned him for a reason, so we’re not letting that piece of shit back on here in any way, shape or form.”
Specifically, Agrawal says that Twitter will not allow direct shares or screenshots from Trump’s new social media platform.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg also gave a brief statement.
“My opinion is: If you’re leaving Facebook for Truth Social, then please, by all means, do get the fuck out. But don’t bring that nonsense back here,” Zuckerberg stated. “I’m tired of wasting money trying to filter out dangerous misinformation and monitoring potential domestic terrorists. We won’t allow it anymore.”
YouTube also released a statement.
“We’ll let you put a lot of things on our platform, but what we won’t let you do is spread misleading content from the very person who tried to overthrow an election and the US government. We’re not going to be held responsible for endorsing the next insurrection. We’ll let Trump keep that garbage within his new echo chamber.”
When reached for comment, representatives from Instagram, TikTok, Snapchat and Pinterest all said that they were in the process of deciding how they’d stop content from Truth Social from spilling onto their platforms should Trump ever get the new app to actually work.
As of press time Donald Trump had already gone on Fox News and shared his thoughts with several conservative media outlets on the matter.
“They say we have free speech in this country, but look at what they’re doing to me! I’m being completely silenced!” Trump complained to Fox News, OAN, The Blaze, PJ Media, Breitbart and several other sources. “I’m even being silenced on my own platform because it doesn’t even fucking work!”
Truth Social CEO Devin Nunes also went on Fox News.
“The success of Truth Social was directly linked to our ability to go viral on other, more successful platforms without any fact checking,” a flustered Nunes stated. “We might be dead in the water.”
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