Twitter and other APPs have deleted Trump’s account
I have let some time pass to write with the coldness that distance brings. Once Mr. Trump is no longer president of the USA, both Twitter and other APPs dare to close his social media account.
It does not seem wrong to me that they do so, what seems wrong to me is the opportunism of the moment. They do it when Mr. Trump is not going to have the power to harm them in their “business”.
Because that’s what it’s all about, business. During the 4 years of his mandate, Mr. Trump has attacked, offended, insulted, lied, etc … through social networks all that he wanted and a little more. And they did not put any obstacles.
It is true that the assault on the Capitol has been a serious and unimaginable case in the US, but it was not so surprising when, since before the elections, Mr. Trump said that he would not admit defeat. And all, with the support of the Republican party. There are no innocents here, what yes there are are economic interests.
It has been positive that they have withdrawn tens of thousands of accounts favorable to Trump (Qbanon and others) and that promoted hatred and confrontation, but they have not done the same with thousands of other accounts around the world that promote the same thing. They should do it for the same reasons, and they don’t.
The big companies that control social media are mega-companies with billions of dollars in interest and they do what is in their best interest to keep making money. And the more they earn the better for them.
I have read statements from Zuckerberg and others regretting that they allowed that situation to happen, and what I think is that they have no shame whatsoever.
Now they join the bandwagon of the repentant but with their full pockets, defending the “freedom of expression” that is convenient for them.
After everything that has happened not only in the USA, but also in other parts of the world, the time has come to take seriously what is published on social networks, and apply rules similar to what is done in the newspapers.
Freedom of expression is not lying, cheating, insulting, etc … to achieve personal goals. For that are the judges who should judge these facts and sanction them as they deserve. Which has always been done except with social networks.
There should be no exceptions, because we play a lot. Our coexistence, our democratic system, etc….
I hope we react promptly !!