German Chancellor Angeli Merkel said on Monday that the owners of the online platform would not decide freedom of expression. He said that freedom of thought is a fundamental right and should not be obstructed at any cost. It can be reduced or closed through legislation and within the defined framework of the legislature.
Debate broke out after social media ban on Trump
The debate over freedom of expression has resurfaced all over the world since US President Donald Trump’s ban on social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook. Many are condemning the ban imposed by companies on Trump’s social media accounts, while many are calling it necessary to prevent future violence.
German Chancellor encircles the owners of social media platforms
The German Chancellor expressed his views about this. Which was later released to the media by his spokesman. It stated that Angela Merkel stated that freedom of thought is a fundamental right of primary importance, and this fundamental right cannot be interfered with. In this, something must be done only through legislation and within the framework defined by the legislature. According to the decision of the management of social media platforms, no account should be banned.
On January 9, Twitter banned Trump’s account
On 9 January, President Donald Trump’s account was permanently banned by the social media platform Twitter following the violence in the US Parliament. In a statement issued by Twitter, it was said that Donald Trump’s Twitter account is suspended permanently in view of the possibility of further violence.
Facebook imposed a ban on 7 January
Facebook also announced a ban on Trump’s account on 7 January on charges of inciting violence in the US Parliament. Facebook Chief Mark Zuckerberg wrote that the risk of allowing Trump to post is simply too dangerous. Zuckerberg said that Facebook has removed President Trump’s post because we have decided that they can be used to incite further violence.