Von der Leyen criticizes Twitter's Trump ban

Wednesday, 20. January 2021 10:25

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen criticized on Wednesday Twitter Inc.'s decision to ban the outgoing United States President Donald Trump, describing it as a decision that should be "taken in accordance with laws and rules by politicians and parliaments, not by an arbitrary decision in the power of Silicon Valley CEOs [Chief Executive Officers]."

Von der Leyen stressed the bloc wanted social media "to ensure transparency in the operation of their algorithms" and "clear guidelines according to which internet companies will take responsibility for the content they distribute."

Earlier in the day, Von der Leyen stated the European Union was "ready for a new start with our oldest and most trusted partner" after the inauguration of US President-elect Joe Biden.

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