– One of the biggest countries on planet earth has backed Trump after he was suspended permanently from Twitter
– According to Angela Merkel, private technology companies have no right to be issuing rules on free speech
– Recall that Twitter permanently banned Trump last week after it decided the outgoing president’s tweets breached its rule
President Donald Trump has received backing from Germany after Twitter banned him from their platform.
According to German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, lawmakers should set the rules governing free speech and not private tech companies.
Her spokesperson, Steffen Seibert, who disclosed this said the chancellor sees the complete closing down of the account of an elected president as problematic.
He argued that freedom of speech can only be interfered with, but by “law and within the framework defined by the legislature — not according to a corporate decision”, Bloomberg reports.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Parler, an alternative social media platform favoured by conservatives and pro-Trump supporters, have been booted out of the Google Play Store, Apple Play Store and other downloading sites following mounting criticism.
The site of the app is also no longer available in what suggested that it has been kicked off the internet amid pressure from the public and Amazon employees.
Google, Amazon and Apple removed the app from the platform on Sunday, January 10, following a whirlpool of the controversy generated by the alternative app.
Legit.ng also reported that President Trump claimed that there is a conspiracy to keep him and his supporters silent in the face of their unproven allegations of voter fraud in the 2020 US election.
Trump spoke in a series of tweets via the official government Twitter handle @POTUS shortly after his personal account @realDonaldTrump was permanently suspended on Friday, January 8.
Trump’s tweets were taken down from @POTUS by Twitter shortly after he shared them but Techcrunch presented screenshots of the outgoing American leader’s social media storm.
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