January 14 After the riots in the U.S. Congress, the current President Trump has been “blocked” by mainstream social media.
A spokesman for the Russian Foreign Ministry compared it to a “nuclear explosion” in the network field and regarded it as a blow to the democratic values advocated by the West.
On January 6, some Trump supporters in the United States broke into the Capitol and clashed with the police.
Subsequently, mainstream social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube have successively taken restrictions or shutdown measures on Trump’s accounts.
On Thursday (14th), Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Maria Zakharova compared the social media ban on Trump’s account to a “nuclear explosion” in the network field, believing that it would have serious consequences.
She said, “Recently, all major social media platforms in the United States have banned the accounts of the President of the United States.
There is no court ruling, or even consulting some professional ethics bodies. In this way, they disconnected the official account with millions of followers from users.
Zaharova believes that the democratic values advocated by Western communities have been hit.
She also pointed out that the media market is constantly restructuring and carrying out a large-scale digital migration.
Earlier, German Chancellor Merkel also criticized the permanent ban on Trump’s account by social media platforms.
She believed that it should be legislators, not private companies, who decided to impose restrictions on “freedom of speech”.
The Sunday Times said in a review that “blocking a sitting president’s social media account, no matter what, is an attack on ‘freedom of speech'”