The president of Mexico wants to create a social network without censorship | Digital Trends Spanish
The president of Mexico Andrés Manuel López Obrador proposed to his government to create a social network that guarantees freedom of expression.
The comment, said by the Mexican president during a press conference, is related to the definitive suspension of the accounts of the President of the United States Donald Trump, who was expelled from Facebook and Twitter after issuing messages that were considered to incite violent acts in the Capitol on January 6.
After the suspension of Trump’s accounts on social networks, Mexican President López Obrador considered the decision as an act of censorship of those platforms. Therefore, he said that his government will seek “alternative options.”
“We care a lot about freedom, it is an issue that will be dealt with by us and we do not rule out looking for alternative options, I clarify, to guarantee freedom, so that in Mexico there is no censorship; a country without censorship ”, he pointed out.
In another press conference, the Mexican president said that he will raise the issue before the G20, because, he pointed out, guaranteeing freedom of expression should be a competence of the nation states and not of private companies.
“Freedom must be guaranteed, it must remain in nation states, it cannot remain in the hands of individuals. In the first meeting we have of the G20 I will make a statement on this matter, “he added.
Meanwhile, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey defended the suspension of President Donald Trump’s account on Thursday.
However, the head of the social network acknowledged that the suspension of Trump’s accounts leaves a dangerous precedent for the notion of the free internet.
“Taking these actions fragments the public conversation. They divide us. They limit the potential for clarification, surrender, and learning. And they set a precedent that I consider dangerous: the power that an individual or corporation has over a part of the global public conversation ”, sentenced Dorsey.