Other World Leaders Are Now Lecturing America On Free Speech After Big Tech Censorship

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Big Tech censorship of President Trump and his supporters has gotten so bad that world leaders from other countries are lecturing America on free speech.

The President himself was banned permanently from Twitter while Facebook and Instagram both locked Trump down with indefinite suspensions.

Mainstream media outlets have jumped in with CNN, calling for networks to first watch events attended by President Trump before determining what they want you to see and hear. 

Conservatives jumped ship to other platforms like Parler, only to have Amazon pull the plug on hosting, and many who remained on Twitter were purged by the tens of thousands following allegations they were part of Qanon.

In addition to the German Chancellor & Mexican President, 2 French ministers said they were “shocked” & disturbed by the spate of Silicon Valley censorship, including against Trump, calling tech giants “the digital oligarchy” & a “threat to democracy.”https://t.co/wk4HLo76J6 pic.twitter.com/ZKLGyr3lSo

— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) January 11, 2021

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Censorship Is So Appalling The Rest Of The World Is Shocked

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, by no means a fan of President Trump, slammed the efforts by Big Tech companies to implement censorship in America.

“The chancellor sees the complete closing down of the account of an elected president as problematic,” Merkel’s chief spokesman Steffen Seibert said.

Seibert suggested Merkel’s belief is that the freedom of speech “can be interfered with, but by law and within the framework defined by the legislature — not according to a corporate decision.”

Angela Merkel, the chancellor of Germany, came out and said that she found banning President Trump from Twitter “problematic”.

Merkel is certainly not a friend of Trump.

Why is it that the rest of the world can see what liberals in America can’t?

A terrible precedent was set.

— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) January 11, 2021

France Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said he was “shocked” by Twitter’s move to ban President Trump from the platform and called them an “oligarchy.”

“Digital regulation should not be done by the digital oligarchy itself,” Le Maire told the Financial Times. “Regulation of the digital arena is a matter for the sovereign people, governments and the judiciary.”

Look at what this liberal NYT columnist is saying.

She’s saying she’s “disturbed” at how “dangerous” it is “to have a handful of callow young tech titans in charge of who has a megaphone,” but as long as they use that power to censor her adversaries, not her allies, she’s happy: https://t.co/bh7XDUmVL5

— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) January 12, 2021

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More Outrage From Other World Leaders

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador also slammed Twitter for its behavior.

“I don’t like anybody being censored or taking away from the right to post a message on Twitter or Facebook. I don’t agree with that, I don’t accept that,” Lopez Obrador said during a press conference last week.

“A court of censorship like the Inquisition to manage public opinion: this is really serious,” he added.

Please listen to the Mexican President’s warnings about Silicon Valley censorship when asked about the Trump ban. Following the center-right Chancellor Merkel, the leftist AMLO said they were becoming “a world media power” anointing themselves “judges of the Holy Inquisition”: pic.twitter.com/5cL5vqq3Ug

— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) January 11, 2021

Russian opposition figure and Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny accused Twitter of “an unacceptable act of censorship” which was “based on emotions and personal political preferences.”

More importantly, Navalny pointed out that the move could become a precedent for cracking down on free speech for other groups.

What has this nation become that we are the laughingstock of the world when it comes to the First Amendment right to free speech?

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