OPEN APP
Home >News >World >Angela Merkel finds Twitter halt of Trump account 'problematic'
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (Photo: Reuters)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (Photo: Reuters)

Angela Merkel finds Twitter halt of Trump account 'problematic'

Chancellor Angela Merkel believes that the decision by social media giants to permanently suspend Donald Trump's accounts is problematic because freedom of opinion should not be determined by such online platform bosses

Chancellor Angela Merkel believes that the decision by social media giants to permanently suspend Donald Trump's accounts is problematic because freedom of opinion should not be determined by such online platform bosses, her spokesman said Monday.

"The fundamental right to freedom of opinion is a fundamental right of elementary importance, and this fundamental right can be interfered with, but through the law and within the framework defined by the legislature, not according to the decision of the management of social media platforms.

"From this point of view, the chancellor considers it problematic that the accounts of the US president have been permanently blocked."

Subscribe to Mint Newsletters
* Enter a valid email
* Thank you for subscribing to our newsletter.

Click here to read the Mint ePaperMint is now on Telegram. Join Mint channel in your Telegram and stay updated with the latest business news.

Close
×
Edit Profile
My Reads Redeem a Gift Card Logout