Conservative radio host Glenn Beck appeared Tuesday on Tucker Carlson Tonight where he made a shocking comparison when speaking about the recent social media crackdown.
Following the deadly siege on the Capitol last week in which rioters attempted to stop the certification of Joe Biden’s election victory, President Trump was permanently banned from Twitter. Trump also indefinitely lost his Facebook privileges and has been temporarily muted on other online platforms. Twitter also purgeed more than 70,000 accounts promoting the QAnon conspiracy theory. Beck compared things like these to the treatment of Jews in Nazi Germany.
“You can’t have freedom of speech if you can’t express yourself in a meaningful place,” Beck said. “This is like the Germans with the Jews behind the wall. They would put them in the ghetto. Well this is the digital ghetto. ‘You can talk all you want, Jews. You do whatever you want behind the wall.’ Well, that’s not meaningful, and that’s where we are. That’s where millions of Americans will be.”
Beck immediately faced fierce backlash online.
In keeping with his WWII analogy, Beck also compared the treatment of Trump and other conservatives on social media to the treatment of Japanese Americans at the time and the internment camps.
“We made one of the biggest mistakes of the 20th century by taking our own citizens and, listen to this, confiscating their wealth, making sure they couldn't work, shutting them down, and then putting them in camps,” Beck said. “Tucker, this is the road we’re on again.”
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