帕夫利希: The left should pay attention to how world leaders are reacting to Big Tech censorship

帕夫利希: The left should pay attention to how world leaders are reacting to Big Tech censorship

如果 other world leaders are calling out Twitter for removing President Trump from its platform, then it is clearly an issue, Fox News contributor Katie Pavlich said on Thursday.

There is German Chancellor Angela Merkel coming out and saying that the banning of President Trump on social media is a serious problem. When you have a country that has a history of real fascism and book burning, warning the United States and Big Tech companies that this could lead to worse consequences for the country, you should probably pay attention,” Pavlich told狐狸 & 友人.”

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Pavlich referred to a spokesman for Chancellor Angela Merkel who said Monday that the German leader regards Trump’s eviction from Twitter by the company to beproblematic.

Twitter permanently suspended Trump from the social media platform on Friday, citing arisk of further incitement of violenceafter supporters of the outgoing president stormed the U.S. 国会大厦 to protest Congress’ certification of the Electoral College vote.

Asked about Twitter’s decision, Merkel’s spokesman, Steffen Seibert, said social media companiesbear great responsibility for political communication not being poisoned by hatred, by lies and by incitement to violence.

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Pavlich highlighted thatleading Russian dissident against Vladimir Putinand the American Civil Liberties Union criticized Big Tech companies for banning Trump.

You also, 当然, have the leading Russian dissident against Vladimir Putin coming out and saying he is very concerned. You have a number of leftists activists coming out as well. The ACLU coming out and saying that, look, power structures change in America and if they can ban one side of the political aisle from discussing issues in these forums online, they can do it to the other side,” Pavlich said.

When Big Tech becomes bigger than the government and overtakes these principles of the First Amendment, 例如, there are serious questions about what can be done about it,” 她补充说.

福克斯新闻’ 布拉德福德·贝兹(Bradford Betz) 为本报告做出了贡献.

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