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AFP
January 12, 2021

Merkel finds Twitter halt of Trump account ‘problematic’

World

AFP
January 12, 2021

BERLIN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel believes that the decision by social media giants to permanently suspend Donald Trump’s accounts is problematic because freedom of opinion should not be determined by such online platform bosses, her spokesman said on Monday.

"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.