(TNEWS) – One of the world’s most popular social media platforms has come under fire since President Donald Trump was censored and permanently banned. On Jan. 8, CEO Jack Dorsey decided to permanently ban Trump for what he claimed was a violation of their glorification of violence policy. On Jan. 6, Twitter had suppressed the president’s tweets telling his supporters to go home peacefully.
Trump condemned Twitter for banning him and accused the social media giant of being against free speech. He accused Twitter of being allied with the radical left and said that “some of the most vicious people in the world are allowed to speak freely” on the platform. Twitter has suspended 70,000 accounts, claiming that they were promoting conspiracy theories and blames QAnon for the violence on Jan. 6 at Capitol Hill. There was widespread condemnation for Twitter’s actions from many who feel apprehensive about its power to limit free speech. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has described Twitter’s move as “problematic.” Alexei Navalny, the opposition leader to Putin, also expressed that he felt the ban was unfair, pointing out how Vladimir Putin and Nicolas Maduro, who he called “cold-blooded murderers,” were still allowed to use the platform openly.