By dropping the hammer on Trump and deplatforming a number of pro-Trump accounts to ostensibly defend democracy, is Big Tech the greater threat to free speech and democratic discourse?
Twitter's suspension of the embassy's account came a day after the Trump administration, in its final hours, accused China of committing genocide in Xinjiang, a finding endorsed by the incoming Biden administration.
Facebook says it will assign a legal entity in Turkey in a bid to comply with legislation enacted last year by the country.
When Trump incited his followers to storm the US Capitol, then continued to tweet ominous messages, the resulting risk to public safety created an “extraordinary and untenable circumstance” for the company, according to Jack Dorsey.
President Erdogan says social media companies are not complying with court rulings in Turkey against accounts found to support terrorism.
The company said these accounts were primarily dedicated to the propagation of the conspiracy theory that include the baseless claim that Trump is secretly fighting figures in Hollywood and "deep state" allies.
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Twitter Inc also blocked an effort by the US president to tweet using the official POTUS account and later suspended Donald Trump's campaign account for violating its rules.
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