French Minister of Economy and Finance Bruno Le Maire condemned the blocking by the administration of Twitter of the account of the current US President Donald Trump.
“Regulation of digital giants cannot be done by the digital oligarchy itself. The digital oligarchy is a threat to states and democracies, ”Le Maire said on RTL radio. He stressed that regulation of digital giants must be carried out by the people, the state and the justice.
We add, on January 11, Twitter shares lost more than 8% in price at auction in the US amid the blocking of Trump’s profile. During the day, the cost of one security of the company dropped to the level of 47.42 dollars.
We will remind Twitter for life blocked Trump’s personal page, citing the fact that there is a “risk of incitement to violence.” This happened after the storming of the Capitol by supporters of the head of the United States on the day of the approval of the results of the presidential election, which was won by Joe Biden. Trump in a video message condemned the attack, but continued to call the election rigged. The account of his campaign headquarters has also been blocked.
At the same time, the administration of the microblogging service warned that it would stop Donald Trump’s attempts to bypass the blocking.
The day before, Twitter blocked the account of French MP Joaquim Son-Forget, in which messages began to appear allegedly on behalf of US President Donald Trump. One of the messages that managed to appear “on behalf of Trump” read: “Help.”