Was Twitter Right to Remove the President From Their Platform?
On Friday, social media giants Twitter & Facebook removed President Donald Trump from their platforms. Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram all deleted Trump's accounts, and Facebook also kept the President from posting on the POTUS Facebook page.
Twitter defended their action by saying they don't allow accounts that support violence. The president's supporters point out that Twitter has not suspended Iran's Ayatollah for threatening to kill Americans or Democratic leaders who supported the riots this past summer.
Which brings us to our poll question: Was Twitter Right to Remove the President From their Platform? Please answer the poll below.
Which brings us to our poll question: Does Twitter Have the Right to Remove the President From their Platform? Please answer the poll below.
Following Twitter & Facebook's deleting of the president's accounts, Parler, their competition, was removed from the Google Play and Apple Stores, giving the social media platform limited ability for new users to find them and download them.
Big Tech's moves are creating a discussion about what is and what isn't considered Free Speech. Most lawyers say that since they are private companies, they have every right to run their platforms as they see fit. Others believe they are stifling free speech.
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