Wednesday, 13 January 2021
President Donald Trump blamed Big Tech companies on Tuesday for dividing the country days after Twitter and Facebook banned him on their platforms for encouraging the attack on the US Capitol building"I think that Big Tech is doing a horrible thing for our country and to our country, and I believe it's going to be a catastrophic mistake for them. They're dividing and divisive," Trump told reporters at the start of a trip to Texas.
He said the companies had made a "terrible mistake" and that there is a "counter move" to the actions Big Tech platforms have taken without being specific about what that means.Last week, Twitter, Facebook, Alphabet Inc-owned Google, Apple Inc and Amazon.com Inc took their strongest actions yet against Trump to limit his reach. They cited the potential for continued violence stemming from the Republican president's posts, after his supporters' January 6 assault on the US Capitol that killed five people.