Facebook is currently under investigation for displaying advertisements placed by Russia to try to influence the 2016 presidential election against Hillary Clinton, but Donald Trump is convinced that the social network is against him.
In a tweet, the president set out a simple accusation: "Facebook was always anti-Trump." Dredging up his bugbear of "fake news" he also made the same claim of television networks and newspapers. More than this, he suggests that there may have been collusion between those he regards as being "anti-Trump."
Facebook has been criticized by people from both ends of the political spectrum about perceived bias, and for Trump to voice the opinion that someone is opposed to him is hardly surprising. The president did not elaborate on his accusation about the social network -- nor provide any evidence to support his claim -- but his tweet was met with widescale derision.
The US president tweeted:
He went on to say that despite his belief that Facebook was opposed to him, he has the support of the people:
Twitter has defended itself for failing to take action about what many people perceive as threatening tweets posted by Trump, but Facebook is yet to speak out about the accusations that have been leveled at it.