Political leaders around the world have criticized major Bigtechs for banning President Donald Trump from their social media platforms.
Currently, the president has been banned from Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Snapchat, Reddit and Instagram.(source)
Twitter permanently deleted Trump's account, saying his recent posts contradicted it Glorification of Violence Policy. (source)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel called the Twitter ban on Trump `` problematic '' and said freedom of speech is an essential right of `` elementary meaning, '' so her spokesman Steffen Siebert will say on Jan. 11. (source)
"This fundamental right can only be addressed by law and within the framework defined by the legislator, not by decision of the management of social media platforms", said Siebert.
"From this angle, the Chancellor (Merkel) considers it problematic that the US President's accounts are now permanently blocked", he said. (source)
Members of the French government agreed.
Deputy Minister for Affairs of the European Union Clement Beaune said he was "Shocked" was a private company making these kinds of decisions.
"This should be decided by the citizens, not a CEO", he told Bloomberg TV Monday. "There must be public regulation for large online platforms." (source)
The French Minister of Finance Bruno Le Maire also condemned the bans, saying Bigtechs were part of a digital oligarchy threatening democracy.
Manfred Weber, the leader of the European People's Party - a center-right political party - echoed Beaune, calling for regulation of Big Tech companies.
“We cannot leave it to American Big Tech to decide how or not to discuss online. Today's mechanisms are destroying the compromises and consensus building that are crucial in free and democratic societies. We need a stricter regulatory approach ”, he wrote on Twitter on January 11.
We cannot leave it to American Big Tech to decide how we can or cannot discuss online. Today's mechanisms destroy the compromise searching and consensus building that are crucial in free and democratic societies. We need a stricter regulatory approach. #CapitolHill @POLITICOEurope https://t.co/ouJwTCT5B1
- Manfred Weber (@ManfredWeber) January 11, 2021
Meanwhile, the Labor Party leftist said, Jonas Gahr Støre, that Big Tech's censorship threatens political freedom around the world. He said Twitter must apply the same standard worldwide as with Trump.
"This is a line where freedom of expression is also at stake", said Støre . "When Twitter starts doing things like this, it means they have to go around the world and look at other people, and shut them out." (source)
Unexpectedly and fine words, only the ideology of globalism ties in with the Democrats and we should see if action is actually taken.
We have not yet heard from dictator Mark Rutte. He recently shouted that Donald Trump should resign. Completely ignoring the fact that there is indeed evidence that should have been admitted by a judge. There is no arguing about it. We have shown plenty of examples here and, for those who are serious about knowing the truth, it can all be found on the Internet.