(TargetLiberty.org) – Big Tech companies responded to the January 6 incident at the US Capitol by banning President Donald Trump and others from social media platforms. The response from Republicans and other prominent figures around the world was swift.
Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) slammed Twitter for permanently banning the president, saying he’s “more determined than ever” to repeal Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.
Twitter may ban me for this but I willingly accept that fate: Your decision to permanently ban President Trump is a serious mistake.
The Ayatollah can tweet, but Trump can’t. Says a lot about the people who run Twitter.
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) January 9, 2021
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador condemned social media for banning the US commander-in-chief, saying it isn’t a private company’s place to censor anyone. Alexey Navalny, the Russian opposition leader, called it “unacceptable” and said he believes Big Tech made the decision “based on emotions and political preferences.”
When members join and use social media sites, they agree to the site’s terms of service and know they can be banned if those terms are violated. However, the question is whether or not these companies are applying their terms of service evenly. Many commentators, such as those shown above, believe they are not and that they are abusing their power.
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