Lavrov: Big tech don't care about US constitution

Monday, 18. January 2021 09:45

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Monday that the events following recent riots in Washington DC showed large technology companies make their own rules and "don't care one bit" at all about the United States constitution.

"Recent events, including those in the US, [pertain] to a situation when half a dozen people who have created their technological empires do not even want to know what rights they have in their countries," Lavrov stated. "They themselves define their rights on the basis of so-called corporate norms and they don't care one bit about the constitutions of their nations. We have clearly seen this in the US, and this, of course, causes serious concern," he added.

Social media platforms such as Faceboook and Twitter blocked thousands of conservative accounts, including that of US President Donald Trump, after the riots. Furthermore, Apple and Google removed social media app Parler, which was used by many of those that Twitter banned, from their stores and Amazon suspended the app from its web hosting services.

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