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Twitter’s decision to ban Trump’s account raises new questions - AG

Twitter’s decision to ban Trump’s account raises new questions - AG

By Semi Turaga
Sunday 10/01/2021
Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum and US President Donald Trump. [Image:Fijian Government]

Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says Twitter’s decision to ban US President Donald Trump’s account raises new questions about international social media regulation.

In a tweet, Sayed-Khaiyum says these platforms are global as is violence-inciting rhetoric.

The Attorney General has asked if the same standards will apply if violence-inciting rhetoric happens across borders.

He says if it happened outside the US, would the Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey care.

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. [Image: LA Times]

Twitter permanently suspended US President Donald Trump’s account yesterday citing “the risk of further incitement of violence.”

Hundreds of Twitter employees had signed a letter urging Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to ban the president for using the platform to incite violence in the wake of the Capitol siege.

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