White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne ConwayCook Political Report shifts Virginia governor's race to 'toss-up' Overnight Defense & National Security — Iron Dome funding clears House Sean Spicer, Russ Vought sue Biden over Naval Board removal MORE said Wednesday that President TrumpDonald TrumpCheney says a lot of GOP lawmakers have privately encouraged her fight against Trump Republicans criticizing Afghan refugees face risks DeVos says 'principles have been overtaken by personalities' in GOP MORE’s Twitter fact checks are conducted by the same “people who attack him all day long.”
In an interview with “Fox & Friends,” Conway criticized Twitter's first fact checks of the president's tweets from the previous day.
“We turn around, and we use the same people who are going to endorse Joe BidenJoe BidenPelosi sets Thursday vote on bipartisan infrastructure bill Pressure grows to cut diplomatic red tape for Afghans left behind President Biden is making the world a more dangerous place MORE for president, reluctantly, are constantly attacking the president,” she told Fox News. “They're relying upon the same people who attack him all day long to, quote, fact check him.”
Conway went on to say that conservatives often turn to social media because they feel like they do not have a “voice in the mainstream media.”
“We have no presence in the mainstream media; they look down on us like we're deplorable and irredeemable,” she said. “So social media gives us that presence, and the president himself has a huge advantage on social media.”
Lashing out at Twitter for fact checking Trump's inaccurate tweets, Kellyanne Conway directs supporters to go after a Twitter employee: "Somebody in San Francisco will wake him up and tell him he's about to get more followers." pic.twitter.com/J7sVzeyw5H— The American Independent (@AmerIndependent) May 27, 2020
Conway singled out Yoel Roth, Twitter's head of integrity, asserting that he is “constantly attacking Trump voters, Trump, Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellHow the Democratic Party's campaign strategy is failing America GOP should grab the chance to upend Pelosi's plan on reconciliation We don't need platinum to solve the debt ceiling crisis MORE, you name it.”
A Twitter official said in a statement to The Hill that, “No one person at Twitter is responsible for our policies or enforcement actions, and it's unfortunate to see individual employees targeted for company decisions.”
Trump accused Twitter of “stifling FREE SPEECH” after the platform announced it would fact check the president for promoting misleading information.
Twitter placed warnings on two posts from Trump on Tuesday in which he railed against mail-in voting in California, claiming without evidence that the practice is full of fraud. The platform also pointed out that the president voted by mail in the Florida Republican presidential primary this year.
Trump threatened to “close” social media platforms in a Wednesday morning tweet. He later vowed to take “Big action” against Twitter.