It appears that the only people who think Twitter’s rampage against the 45th president and his supporters is acceptable are the American Left.
It’s pretty bad when countries that have committed terrible human rights violations against their own citizens during the coronavirus pandemic are saying even they oppose Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s latest move.
Australia may have arrested people on the street for not wearing face masks, the drug cartels may run the government of Mexico, and Germany may allow radical Islamic extremism to terrorize their citizens, but all three of these countries have staunchly condemned Big Tech’s censorship of President Trump.
Australia’s acting Prime Minister Michael McCormack outright disagreed with how President Trump handled the Capitol riots. However, he added that the censorship he received in response was unwarranted.
McCormack said on Monday, “There’s been a lot of people who have said and done a lot of things on Twitter previously that haven’t received that sort of condemnation or indeed censorship. But I’m not one who believes in that sort of censorship,” The Guardian reported.
President of Mexico Andres Lopez Obrador also condemned the Big Tech censorship crusade.
“I don’t like anybody being censored or taking away from the right to post a message on Twitter or Facebook. I don’t agree with that, I don’t accept that,” López Obrador said during a press conference last week.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel called Twitter’s move a “problematic” violation of the “fundamental right to speech,” according to her spokesman.
The spokesman said Merkel believes the right to free speech in America can only be restricted “according to the law and within the framework defined by legislators, not according to a decision by the management of social media platforms,” he told reporters.
“Seen from this angle, the chancellor considers it problematic that the accounts of the U.S. president have now been permanently blocked,” he said.
On one hand, it’s unsettling that three of our allies not only harshly condemn the actions of Twitter, but they seem to be expressing concern for the future of our rights.
But on the other hand, it’s comforting to know that they see the same concerns many conservatives in America do. The mainstream media and the radical Left would have us believe President Trump and his supporters are nothing more than a bunch of insurrectionists, terrorists, and Nazis.
It’s nice to know that we aren’t the only people in the world who know that is nothing but a false narrative being perpetuated by far-Left extremists who simply want to silence us.
Furthermore, it’s comforting that we aren’t the only people who find it entirely unacceptable to silence the President of the United States who uses that platform to communicate not only with his base but also the world.
Although all three countries said they will not take steps to intervene in the matter, U.S. lawmakers, lawyers, and judges should take their concern as a sign that we must take steps immediately to preserve free speech for all people.
Otherwise, anyone who disagrees with the Left could be left in a dangerous situation in the near future if we are completely stripped of our First Amendment rights.