French President Emmanuel Macron said last week that unscrupulous politicians like former President Trump have used social media platforms to spread hate, which culminated in last month’s storming of the U.S. Capitol.
He said these companies should have acted earlier to censor that kind of rhetoric:
“All those who allowed President Trump to succeed waited until they were entirely sure that he had no power left to then wrap themselves in dignity and now say, ‘Let’s take away his whistle.’ Why didn’t they shut down his accounts before all this happened?”
It was an about-face comment from Macron who had curried favor with Trump while he was in office. France 24 reported that Trump and Macron seemed to have a “bromance,” but the relationship seemed to cool toward the end.
Trump would brag on the campaign trail about how he pulled the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Accord.
Online censorship has been a hot topic in the U.S. since the 6 December raid at the Capitol. Twitter took the drastic step of permanently banning Trump from its platform, even though at the time, he was still the President of the United States.
Macron has faced his own backlash in France over a security law that opponents say provides too much protection for police in the country. Some 33,000 people took to the streets across the country on Saturday to voice their anger over the bill that was introduced in October. (See our 8 December article, “PROTESTS BREAK OUT IN FRANCE OVER MACRON’S SECURITY LAW.”)
The country has seen unrest and assurances that Article 24 of the bill would be rewritten, which is the section that includes the restriction of publishing images of police officers on social media.
TRENDPOST: The Trends Journal has criticized the U.S. – the so-called “Land of the Free” – which has allowed both tech companies and the mainstream corporate media to censor free speech. These companies feature who they want and sell what they want while banning opposing sides or those with different views.
Despite claims that censorship measures were targeting “extremists” and “conspiracy theorists,” as we have detailed, America, like many nations, has been silencing voices that challenge establishment agendas. (See our 19 December 2018 article, “MEDIA CENSORSHIP TREND TO ESCALATE.)
As we had warned in “CENSORSHIP,” one of our Top Trends of 2019, governments across the globe, regardless of what political doctrine they profess, in collusion with social media giants, will accelerate the “Censorship” trend. But the opportunity exists to circumvent the media monopolies by creating alternatives.
And, as we have reported, with the Biden administration declaring war on “domestic terrorism,” yet more Constitutional Rights will be stolen from the American public. 

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