Ben Domenech Clashes With Joe Trippi Over Censorship Of Trump’s Social Media – The Federalist

Federalist publisher Ben Domenech highlighted the dangers of social media companies censoring President Trumps comments about kids being almost immune to Covid-19 on Media Buzz on Sunday, slamming Democratic strategist Joe Trippi for appearing to suggest Facebook and Twitter were right to take down clips of the presidents remarks.

The most concerning part of [this issue] is the aspect of Facebook and Twitter, major media outlets we do have to think of them as media entities taking down clips of the presidential interview, Domenech said. The people deserve to be able to hear what their president has to sayIt is extremely troubling to me that any kind of entity, especially one with the kind of power Facebook and Twitter have, would eliminate that type of interview from the public eye as if its something that needs to be shut down or eliminated from the conversation.

I think it is important for Facebook and Twitter and these social media when you start to use things like children are immune and that starts to move, theres a lot of damage that can be done from making that argument, Trippi responded.

Its problematic that that happened, he admitted of social media companies decision to take down Trumps comments. But there is a real question there when you have that kind of information flowing from the president of the United States.

Are you saying this is a good thing they took down what the president of the United States was saying? Domenech asked.

Thats not what I was saying. I was saying that I think its a good thing for this show to talk about, to have shows like this that talk about that because I think it is theres a big theres danger on both sides of what youre saying and what the president said, Trippi insisted.

In an Oval Office interview with Domenech in June, President Trump said he expects to be banned by Twitter before Election Day.

Watch Domenech and Trippis conversation here:

Elle Reynolds is an intern at the Federalist, and a senior at Patrick Henry College studying government and journalism. You can follow her work on Twitter at @_etreynolds.

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