Twitter’s resolution to ban Trump’s account raises new questions
Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum and US President Donald Trump. [Image:Fijian Government]
According to Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, 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 violent rhetoric.
The attorney general asked if the same standards apply when violent rhetoric is spread across borders.
He says if it happened outside of the US, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey would care.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. [Image: LA Times]
Yesterday, Twitter finally blocked the account of US President Donald Trump and cited “the risk of further incitement to violence”.
Hundreds of Twitter employees had signed a letter asking Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to forbid the president from using the platform to incite violence after the siege of the Capitol.