Trump takes issue with social media companies

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is again complaining that social media companies are “silencing millions of people.”

Trump tweeted Friday: “Can’t do this even if it means we must continue to hear Fake News like CNN, whose ratings have suffered gravely. People have to figure out what is real, and what is not, without censorship!”

The president has made similar complaints recently. His commentary comes as many outlets have banned “Infowars” conspiracy theorist Alex Jones from their platforms. Jones is being sued for saying the 2012 shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School was staged.

Trump appeared on Jones’ program during the 2016 campaign and praised his “amazing” reputation.