Presidential frontrunner Donald Trump followed up on his promise to close parts of the internet in order to fight ISIS radicalization, offering his most specific idea yet in the GOP debate Tuesday night.
When explicitly asked if he would take similar steps as repressive governments in China and North Korea to censor the internet, Trump said he would seal off the internet from places at war with America, since the internet was “our idea.”
“I don’t want them using our internet to take our young impressionable youth,” Trump explained.
“So, are you open to closing parts of the internet?” CNN’s Wolf Blitzer asked.
“I would certainly be open to closing areas where we are at war with somebody,” Trump said. “I sure as hell don’t want to let people that want to kill us and kill our nation use our internet. Yes, sir. I am.”
Trump also said he would recruit “our good people” in Silicon Valley to “penetrate the internet” to “find out exactly where ISIS is and everything about ISIS.”