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Trump Twitter ban problematic says Merkel

Following the Permanent suspension of Donald Trump’s social media accounts, German Chancellor Angela Merkel says its problematic because freedom of opinion should not be determined by such online platform bosses.

Trump’s Twitter account was on Friday Suspended after the Capitol Attack by Trump Supporters on Wednesday

According to Merkel, as Announced through her Spokesman

“The fundamental right to freedom of opinion is a fundamental right of elementary importance, and this fundamental right can be interfered with, but through the law and within the framework defined by the legislature, not according to the decision of the management of social media platforms,” said Merkel’s spokesman, Steffen Seibert

From this point of view, the Chancellor considers it problematic that the accounts of the US president have been permanently blocked.”

He said that lies or incitement to violence were also “very problematic”, but that the path to dealing with them should be for the state to draw up a legal regulatory framework

Merkel had said she was “furious and saddened” by the storming of the US Capitol by Trump’s supporters.

She had also accused Trump of stoking the unrest by refusing to concede election defeat to Joe Biden.

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