Angela Merkel Questions Twitter’s Huge Censorship
In all honesty, I’m not the biggest fan of Angela Merkel because she once voted against same-sex marriage, which you can read about here. However, I would never have taken away her right to an opinion. And that’s what this is all about. Twitter is deciding about our right to having an opinion. And they don’t do it to just one person. I’ve seen it done many times and I’ve never said anything. It’s time for that to change. These companies already have too much power and we are still giving them more. I know they are privately owned and they can do whatever they want but that doesn’t make it right.
According to Merkel’s spokesperson, what’s going on right now with Twitter is problematic. And she’s not the only one who’s worried.
“The fundamental right [of freedom of expression] can be interfered with, but along the lines of the law and within the framework defined by the lawmakers. Not according to the decision of the management of social media platforms,” government spokesperson Steffen Seibert said.
Here’s more. Please try not to make this about Trump. Try to just think for a moment. Really think. This goes so much deeper and it’s something that affects all of us. You can always unfollow Trump if you hate him. That’s fine. I’ve been on Twitter since 2008 and I don’t think I’ve ever seen more than a handful of Trump’s tweets. But that’s my choice. Twitter did not decide that for me. I’m capable of doing that on my own.