FNC's Kurtz: Many in Media Aren't Considering 'Free Speech Implications' of Trump Twitter Ban

FNC's Kurtz: Many in Media Aren't Considering 'Free Speech Implications' of Trump Twitter Ban


On Saturday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “America’s News HQ,” FNC host Howard Kurtz stated that while Twitter might have had a case to temporarily suspend President Donald Trump’s account during the Capitol riot, a permanent ban “seems like pure political payback” and said that many journalists aren’t considering “the free speech implications” of the move.

Kurtz said, “Twitter claims it’s about the glorification of violence, but maybe you could make a case for a 12-hour suspension while the Capitol riot was going on and President Trump was tweeting about a stolen election, although he told people to go home. But for Twitter to make this a permanent ban, to continue while Donald Trump is a private citizen seems like pure political payback against a president who fought very hard to strip legal immunity from Twitter and Facebook and other social media giants, and more importantly, it’s a finger

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