Donald Trump requires nations to ban Twitter and Facebook after Nigeria takes that very step in a totally hypocritical suppression of speech. This suggestion utterly violates the precept of Republicans being all about free speech, as Twitter and Facebook are speech platforms. This additionally violates the long-standing Republican precept of selling free markets and lax regulation of companies. But now that Trump has been banned from nearly each social media website, the fitting has needed to reshape its arguments, even when it makes them appear to be complete hypocrites within the course of.
Trump stated in a press release that later made its rounds on social media: “Congratulations to the country of Nigeria, who just banned Twitter because they banned their President. More COUNTRIES should ban Twitter and Facebook for not allowing free and open speech — all voices should be heard.” Completely misplaced on this dialog are the free speech rights of those personal corporations, which now Republicans try to convey to an finish. Also, if Republicans had been right on their theories about markets, they wouldn’t have to ban Twitter and Facebook to give you an answer. They might attempt to consolidate behind one or two right-wing social media websites that may permit them to publish no matter they need. The drawback is, that’s so much simpler stated than accomplished, and since they will’t compete within the market, the fitting’s new strategy is to attempt to silence its opposition.
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