Big Tech Under Fire for Removing President Trump’s Accounts

Big Tech Under Fire for Removing President Trump's Accounts

( – 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.

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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