MEXICO CITY, Mexico (PNN) - January 19, 2021 - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador vowed to launch a global effort to push back against Big Tech censorship.
This move comes after major tech companies decided to deplatform President Donald Trump. Lopez Obrador said that his regime has already begun reaching out to other governments to form a united front on the issue.
In a speech on Thursday, January 14, Lopez Obrador criticized the nearly unchecked power of Big Tech companies, arguing that they should not be able to suppress free speech.
“I can tell you that at the first G20 meeting we have, I am going to make a proposal on this issue,” said Lopez Obrador. “Yes, social media should not be used to incite violence and all that, but this cannot be used as a pretext to suspend freedom of expression.”
“How can a company act as if it was all-powerful, omnipotent, as a sort of Spanish Inquisition on what is expressed?” he added.
Twitter has permanently banned Trump from its platform while Facebook and Instagram have prevented him from posting at least until after the January 20 “inauguration” of illegitimate President-elect Joe Biden.
“I do not celebrate or feel pride in our having to ban @realDonaldTrump from Twitter, or how we got here,” wrote fascist Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey in a series of messages talking about the company’s decision to censor the president. “After a clear warning we’d take this action, we made a decision with the best information we had based on threats to physical safety both on and off Twitter. Was this correct?”
“We believe the risks of allowing the president to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great,” said fascist Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in a post.
Some of the other companies that have banned Trump and his supporters are YouTube, Google, Twitch, Reddit, Snapchat, Tiktok, Pinterest and Shopify.
“It’s like a censorship court is being created,” said Lopez Obrador on January 8 during his daily online press briefing. “Like the Holy Inquisition for the management of public opinion.”