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Fox News host Jesse Watters discussed Twitter’s recent decision to ban thousands of “QAnon” accounts with presidential son Eric Trump on Saturday, saying the users of those accounts “uncovered a lot of great stuff.”
In bringing up the topic, Watters noted that Twitter’s “censorship” involved “some funny business now” about “Q, I guess this conspiracy theory on the Internet.”
“Twitter has basically cracked down and eliminated about 7,000 accounts,” said Watters, adding that “another 100,000 accounts are now in the cross-hairs.”
(Source: Watters’ World)
“Do you think this is an attempt to interfere in an election?” Watters asked the president’s son. “Because you know, Q can do some crazy stuff with the pizza stuff and the Wayfair stuff but they also uncovered a lot of great stuff when it comes to [convicted pedophile Jeffrey] Epstein and the deep state.
“I never saw Q as dangerous as Antifa. But Antifa gets to run wild on the internet, what do you think is going on there?” Watters continued.
“Guess what, Adam Schiff does a lot of crazy things, Jerry Nadler, and Eric Swalwell, they also do a lot of crazy stuff,” Trump responded.
“Here’s the fundamental problem, Jesse, that I have with it,” Trump continued. “You have some little dweeb in Silicon Valley, who’s 22 years old, he’s a tech savant. He’s running Twitter or one of these companies. And he literally has his finger on the power of a presidential election.
“Not everyone can afford to have cable news. Not everybody can watch Fox,” Trump continued. “And guess what? You’ve got a hundred million people in the country walking around with an iPhone or some other device…and every single time they pop onto Twitter or Apple News, they’re literally spoon-fed a message that’s curated out of Silicon Valley by somebody who is radical, radical Left.”
He continued: “That shouldn’t be the case. That’s not what these companies are about.”
Trump then cited Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ ownership of the Washington Post as another example of how political narratives are controlled and influenced.
“Anytime he wants a great story about Amazon or he wants a senator to do something for him, he puts them on the front cover and writes a glowing story about them, and anytime he doesn’t like somebody he writes an awful story about them and their family,” he said, adding, “I’m on the receiving end of this all the time.”
“They are literally putting their finger on the scales of a U.S. election,” Trump charged.
As for Twitter’s censorship of the QAnon accounts, the company’s ‘safety’ division announced last week that it had banned 7,000 accounts and that upwards of 150,000 more are being examined.
“We’ve been clear that we will take strong enforcement action on behavior that has the potential to lead to offline harm. In line with this approach, this week we are taking further action on so-called ‘QAnon’ activity across the service,” Twitter Safety said in a post.
We will permanently suspend accounts Tweeting about these topics that we know are engaged in violations of our multi-account policy, coordinating abuse around individual victims, or are attempting to evade a previous suspension — something we’ve seen more of in recent weeks.
— Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) July 22, 2020
“We will permanently suspend accounts Tweeting about these topics that we know are engaged in violations of our multi-account policy, coordinating abuse around individual victims, or are attempting to evade a previous suspension — something we’ve seen more of in recent weeks,” the team added.
Later in the interview with Watters, Eric Trump predicted his father will handily defeat presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden after noting that most national polls showing the challenger ahead were “oversampling Democrats.”
“Let me just go on record right now: My father is going to win this thing.”
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