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Germany and France blast the “digital oligarchy” for shutting out Trump from social media platforms

Tuesday, January 12th 2021 - 09:10 UTC
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Germany and France surprisingly backed United States President Donald Trump after he was banned from social media platforms including Twitter and Facebook extending Europe's battle with big technology. Read full article

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  • HansF

    It is not surprising and they are right about the “digital oligarchy” no matter how low opinions are about the person being censored in this case (Mr. Trump)

    The following article in the US media is an interesting view about the matter  of ”a small and unelected elite” controlling the media.

    https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2021/01/09/trump-twitter-are-you-sure-456794

    Jan 12th, 2021 - 12:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • FortHay

    True enough, Hans, but both France and Germany themselves censor a wide range of controversial ideas, from holocaust revisionism to Querdenkers. It remains up to the individual to think for himself, but the ability to share such thoughts should be a universal right (liberty), regardless how factually wrong or controversial the opinions might be. Without liberty, the pursuit of happiness is impossible.

    Jan 12th, 2021 - 03:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    These are private companies and they can do what they like within the law and this is within the law.

    Not allowing someone to use your digital platform isn't a restriction of free speech. They can still say whatever they want... just not there.

    This isn't about freedom or liberty or any other rights. This is just a private company kicking off an idiot.

    No more no less.

    Jan 13th, 2021 - 02:32 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Chicureo

    Actually “Skip” is the perfect example of what the Marxists described as a Social Idiot in advancing their evil agenda. “Skip” ignorantly repeats like a parrot the propaganda of the Leftist Elites.

    “Skip” is the perfect Social Idiot...

    Jan 13th, 2021 - 02:24 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Terence Hill

    “Social Idiot...” No proof, no truth, any idiot can opine and be like Trump, a revealed liar.

    Jan 13th, 2021 - 05:28 pm - Link - Report abuse -1

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