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Twitter Bans Account Retweeted by President Trump

Twitter has begun its “purge” of right-wing accounts and has terminated the account of far-right Britain First deputy leader Jayda Fransen who was retweeted three times by President Donald Trump last month.

twitter censorship

Social Media Censorship Could Have Legal Implications

In an article for the Washington Examiner this week, writer Mark Grabowski pondered the idea of whether Twitter’s routine censorship could be unconstitutional, while technology entrepreneur Josh Lekach claimed that everyone should be afraid of the site’s censorship which is also destroying livelihoods.

Germans

Merkel Tells Germans: Be Grateful You Have Free Speech

Angela Merkel warned Germans should not take freedom for granted, in a speech aimed at countering a rising tide of populism on Friday night. Speaking at a party conference in Saarlouis, the chancellor called on Germans to show respect for

inquiry

Social Media Must Censor ‘Hate’, Says Senior Labour MP

Yvette Cooper has announced that MPs will look into how social media companies can censor a “tide of hate”, and strongly implied that freedom of speech should mean freedom from criticism in remarks ahead of a new inquiry into “hate crime”.