Reps for Murdoch did not immediately respond to requests for further comment on his remarks.
President Donald Trump, who has been permanently banned from Twitter and other platforms. Murdoch's remarks veer from a conventional thank-you for a lifetime achievement honor and kind words about his "undying love" for his native country to a deliberate swipe at social media. He remarks echo the recent refrain from far-right conservatives that Big Tech giants and social media platforms are seeking to impose censorship by flagging false and inflammatory statements from political figures such as former U.S.
Too many people have fought too hard in too many places for freedom of speech to be suppressed by this awful woke orthodoxy." "This rigidly enforced conformity, aided and abetted by so-called social media, is a straitjacket on sensibilities. "For those of us in media, there’s a real challenge to confront a wave of censorship that seeks to silence conversations. to stifle debate and ultimately stop individuals and societies from realizing their potential," Murdoch said.
Rupert Murdoch has been silent on Twitter for nearly five years, but the media baron has come out swinging against social media and what he described as the prevalence of a "woke orthodoxy" in the online realm.
and other countries that Facebook, Twitter and other platforms are overreaching in their efforts to stop the spread of misinformation online.” /> Murdoch's comments echo the anger expressed by far-right conservatives in the U.S.
Murdoch, 89, created a stir with a two-minute video message that was released in connection with his receiving the Australia Day Foundation's lifetime achievement award. The video was posted on the website of Melbourne's Herald Sun newspaper, which News Corp. owns.


Republicans have frequently pointed to the politics of Silicon Valley, which lean left, in making their claims.
"With all of the Fake News coming out of NBC and the Networks, at what point is it appropriate to challenge their License? Bad for country!" he said.” />
Trump has referred to the "fake" news media as the "enemy of the American people." In October, he lashed out at NBC News and suggested that the network's broadcast license should be challenged. The FCC does not directly license networks, but issues them to individual stations.


Those include bans on harassment and hate speech. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) grilled Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg over the claims at a hearing in April. Facebook, Google's YouTube, Twitter and Apple have restricted or temporarily limited right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones's accounts for violating terms of service or community guidelines. Companies like Twitter, Google and Facebook deny that they have targeted or singled out rightward forms of content. Sen.
If you are weeding our Fake News, there is nothing so Fake as CNN & MSNBC, and yet I do not ask that their sick behavior be removed. Trump also said that "censorship is a very dangerous thing and absolutely impossible to police. I get used to it and watch with a grain of salt, or don't watch at all."
He added, "….Censorship is a very dangerous thing & absolutely impossible to police. If you are weeding out Fake News, there is nothing so Fake as CNN & MSNBC, & yet I do not ask that their sick behavior be removed. I get used to it and watch with a grain of salt, or don’t watch at all.."
….Too many voices are being destroyed, some good & some bad, and that cannot be allowed to happen," he wrote. "Who is making the choices, because I can already tell you that too many mistakes are being made. Let everybody participate, good & bad, and we will all just have to figure it out!"
WASHINGTON — President Trump said that social media platforms are "discriminating against" Republican and conservative voices, but "we won't let that happen."
The president said that the policy should be to allow all speech and "we will all just have to figure it out!"
"Social Media is totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices," Trump wrote. They are closing down the opinions of many people on the RIGHT, while at the same time doing nothing to others……." "Speaking loudly and clearly for the Trump Administration, we won’t let that happen.