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Old 01-24-2021, 01:25 PM
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Mexico’s president vows global fight against social media ‘censorship’ after Trump bans
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Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has vowed to lead an international fight against censorship by social media giants that have blocked President Trump from using his accounts.
“I can tell you that at the first G20 meeting we have, I am going to make a proposal on this issue,” López Obrador said Thursday. “Yes, social media should not be used to incite violence and all that, but this cannot be used as a pretext to suspend freedom of expression.”

Foreign Relations Secretary Marcelo Ebrard said the administration has already made contact with other governments to form a coalition over the issue.
“Given that Mexico, through our president, has spoken out, we immediately made contact with others who think the same,” Ebrard said, noting they had heard from officials in France, Germany, the European Union, Africa, Latin America and Southeast Asia.
“The president’s orders are to make contact with all of them, share this concern and work on coming up with a joint proposal,” Ebrard said. “We will see what is proposed.”
r’s effort comes a week after platforms including Twitter, Facebook and Snapchat, among others, suspended Trump’s accounts following the deadly riots at the US Capitol.

“How can a company act as if it was all powerful, omnipotent, as a sort of Spanish Inquisition on what is expressed?” López Obrador said....
World leaders including German Chancellor Angela Merkel have spoken out against the actions taken against Trump.
Merkel called the move “problematic.”
Poland’s prime minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, called for new regulations that would govern the use of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram in the European Union, saying “the owners of corporate giants should not decide which views are right and which are not.”
https://nypost.com/2021/01/15/mexico...ia-censorship/
https://nypost.com/2021/01/12/merkel...s-twitter-ban/


It's a real' shame that the president of MEXICO and GERMANY understand freedom of speech better than most U.S. born TECH overlords and many democrats.
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It's a real' shame that the president of MEXICO and GERMANY understand freedom of speech better than most U.S. born TECH overlords and many democrats.
Not just those two...

Poland wants to be more American than America, too...

Poland plans to make censoring of social media accounts illegal

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Polish government officials have denounced the deactivation of Donald Trump’s social media accounts, and said a draft law being readied in Poland will make it illegal for tech companies to take similar actions there.

“Algorithms or the owners of corporate giants should not decide which views are right and which are not,” wrote the prime minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, on Facebook earlier this week, without directly mentioning Trump. “There can be no consent to censorship.”

Morawiecki indirectly compared social media companies taking decisions to remove accounts with Poland’s experience during the communist era.

“Censorship of free speech, which is the domain of totalitarian and authoritarian regimes, is now returning in the form of a new, commercial mechanism to combat those who think differently,” he wrote.
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it's always a balancing act. this is good.
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I have never ever sweated anything Mexico has had to say about the US negatively....


I mean come on, it's Mexico....

Small fries move on....
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