Published 13 January 2021 at 07.58
“In the run-up to the Uganda election, we are hearing reports that ISPs are ordering to block social media and messaging programs. We strongly condemn internet shutdowns – they are hugely harmful, violate basic human rights and the principles of #OpenInternet.”
So writes Twitter in a post that is now being showered with scornful comments.
“This is what Twitter is writing, without irony, just after big tech jointly shut down competitor Parler and censored the US president on all platforms,” twitter for example, the Sweden Democrats’ Member of Parliament Tobias Andersson (SD).
Other users wonder if the post about Uganda is a sign that Twitter completely lacks self-awareness, or if the tweet expresses an internal opposition to its own censorship among the company’s employees.
Last week, Twitter permanently deleted US President Donald Trump’s account. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey also praised Apple’s decision to delete competitor Parler from the App Store. Parler, which unlike Twitter offers freedom of speech, was then shut down completely from the internet by Amazon.
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