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Bernie Admits He’s ‘Uncomfortable’ With Twitter Banning Donald Trump


Over two months after Trump was deplatformed by Twitter executives, Senator Bernie Sanders finally goes public with his concerns about the draconian censorship of a sitting President.

The Washington Times reports…

Sen. Bernard Sanders said in a new interview he’s uncomfortable with social media companies banning former President Donald Trump, regardless of how “racist” and “sexist” he is, because it runs the risk of giving too much power to Big Tech.

“Look, you have a former president in Trump, who was a racist, a sexist, a xenophobe, a pathological liar, an authoritarian, somebody who doesn’t believe in the rule of law,” the Vermont independent and twice-failed presidential candidate told The New York Times on Tuesday. “This is a bad-news guy. But if you’re asking me, do I feel particularly comfortable that the then-president of the United States could not express his views on Twitter? I don’t feel comfortable about that.”

Twitter permanently banned Mr. Trump’s @realDonaldTrump account “due to the risk of further incitement of violence” following the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol. Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Snapchat also banned the then-president in the riot’s aftermath…

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