Mexico’s president on Thursday condemned the decision by social media platforms to block the accounts of US President Donald Trump.
President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador at the same time declined to condemn the assault by Trump supporters on the US Capitol on Wednesday, citing his policy of not interfering in other countries’ affairs. He said only that he regretted the loss of lives.
But Lopez Obrador, who is seen as friendly to Trump, was quick to criticise what he called the censorship of the US president.
“I don’t like anybody being censored or taking away from the the right to post a message on Twitter or Face(book). I don’t agree with that, I don’t accept that, Lpez Obrador said.
How can you censor someone: ‘Let’s see, I, as the judge of the Holy Inquisition, will punish you because I think what you’re saying is harmful,’ Lopez Obrador said in an extensive, unprompted discourse on the subject.
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