Former president Donald Trump has an unlikely ally in his fight against social media censorship — Hollywood director Oliver Stone.
The two-time Oscar-winning filmmaker has lashed out at Twitter over its decision to ban Donald Trump, calling the move “shocking” while also criticizing the country’s growing trend toward censorship, which is being carried out by social media companies.
Oliver Stone was responding to a question about cancel culture during an interview with Britain’s The Independent at the 74th annual Cannes Film Festival.
“Of course I despise it,” the Platoon filmmaker said. “I am sure I’ve been cancelled by some people for all the comments I’ve made…. it’s like a witch hunt. It’s terrible. American censorship in general, because it is a declining, defensive, empire, it [America] has become very sensitive to any criticism.”
He added: “What is going on in the world with YouTube and social media. Twitter is