According to former President Donald Trump, the government should not be allowed to describe speech as “misinformation” and “disinformation.”
Trump shared his views in a pretaped video shared with The New York Post and posted on Thursday (December 15).
The former President asserted he would “sign an executive order” if he returned to Office that would prevent federal departments and agencies from “colluding” with a business, person, or organization to censor, label, or impede the speech of American citizens.
He added he would “ban” the use of federal money “to label domestic speech” disinformation or misinformation.
Trump also revealed that under his Presidency, those he believed had engaged in domestic censorship would be fired, referencing several agencies and departments, including the FBI and Department of Justice.
The former President also noted he would instruct the DOJ to “aggressively prosecute” alleged domestic censorship.
Trump also took aim at universities.
He asserted that Universities found to have engaged in censorship in the past, including “flagging social media content for removal of blacklisting,” should lose federal research funding and federal student loan support for five or more years.
Trump’s harsh censorship stance comes in the wake of the “Twitter Files” that detail how the company made decisions to moderate high-profile material, including the suppression of Hunter Biden’s laptop saga before the 2020 Presidential elections.
Trump also pointed to the “Twitter Files” in the video, saying the threads point to the censoring of American speech by a “censorship cartel” led by a group including “deep state bureaucrats, Silicon Valley tyrants, [and] left-wing activists.”