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Other World Leaders Are Now Lecturing America On Free Speech After Big Tech Censorship

Big Tech censorship of President Trump has gotten so bad that world leaders from other countries are lecturing America on free speech.

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Big Tech censorship of President Trump and his supporters has gotten so bad that world leaders from other countries are lecturing America on free speech.

The President himself was banned permanently from Twitter while Facebook and Instagram both locked Trump down with indefinite suspensions.

Mainstream media outlets have jumped in with CNN, calling for networks to first watch events attended by President Trump before determining what they want you to see and hear.

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Conservatives jumped ship to other platforms like Parler, only to have Amazon pull the plug on hosting, and many who remained on Twitter were purged by the tens of thousands following allegations they were part of Qanon.

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Censorship Is So Appalling The Rest Of The World Is Shocked

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, by no means a fan of President Trump, slammed the efforts by Big Tech companies to implement censorship in America.

“The chancellor sees the complete closing down of the account of an elected president as problematic,” Merkel’s chief spokesman Steffen Seibert said.

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Seibert suggested Merkel’s belief is that the freedom of speech “can be interfered with, but by law and within the framework defined by the legislature — not according to a corporate decision.”

France Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said he was “shocked” by Twitter’s move to ban President Trump from the platform and called them an “oligarchy.”

“Digital regulation should not be done by the digital oligarchy itself,” Le Maire told the Financial Times. “Regulation of the digital arena is a matter for the sovereign people, governments and the judiciary.”

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More Outrage From Other World Leaders

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador also slammed Twitter for its behavior.

“I don’t like anybody being censored or taking away from the right to post a message on Twitter or Facebook. I don’t agree with that, I don’t accept that,” Lopez Obrador said during a press conference last week.

“A court of censorship like the Inquisition to manage public opinion: this is really serious,” he added.

Russian opposition figure and Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny accused Twitter of “an unacceptable act of censorship” which was “based on emotions and personal political preferences.”

More importantly, Navalny pointed out that the move could become a precedent for cracking down on free speech for other groups.

What has this nation become that we are the laughingstock of the world when it comes to the First Amendment right to free speech?

This piece originally appeared in ThePoliticalInsider.com and is used by permission.

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