Trump Accuses ‘The Facebooks’ of Suppressing Positive Stories About His Campaign

Mark Zuckerberg (TechCrunch)
Mark Zuckerberg (TechCrunch)

By H. Peter Johnson

Donald Trump seems to be getting increasingly desperate in his search for people to blame for his tanking campaign. He was widely viewed as the loser in last week’s debate with Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and this weekend he was hit with tax avoidance accusations by the New York Times” target=”_blank”>tax avoidance accusations by the New York Times” target=”_blank”>tax avoidance accusations by the New York Times. But he still thinks there is a conspiracy out to get him.

At a campaign stop in Florida, he blamed Mark Zuckerberg for his plunging fortunes.

“Zuckerberg and his team of pimply geeks have come up with some kind of code thing to block positive news about me on the Facebooks,” said Trump.  “They know computers.”

This is not the first time Trump has promoted an Internet-related conspiracy. He previously accused Google of suppressing negative Clinton news.

“A new post-debate poll that just came out, the Google poll, has us leading Hillary Clinton by 2 points nationwide,” said Trump according to Politico. “And that’s despite the fact that Google search engine was suppressing the bad news about Hillary Clinton.”

However, Google denied this.

“Google autocomplete does not favor any candidate or cause. Claims to the contrary simply misunderstand how autocomplete works,” said Google.