Jan 10, 2021

Trump Twitter ban 'raises regulation questions' - Hancock

EPA. Bans imposed by Twitter, Facebook and Instagram on Donald Trump's accounts raise a "Very big question" about how social media is regulated, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said. Mr Trump faces an impeachment charge, with Democrats accusing the Republican president of encouraging the Washington riots, in which five people died. "Mr Hancock, a former culture secretary, told BBC One's Andrew Marr Show:"The scenes, clearly encouraged by President Trump - the scenes at the Capitol - were terrible - and I was very sad to see that because American democracy is such a proud thing. "Asked earlier about Twitter's decision to ban Mr Trump's account, he told Sky News:"I think it raises a very important question, which is it means that the social media platforms are taking editorial decisions. Twitter's ban on Mr Trump's account followed the increasing use of warning labels on his posts referring to the coronavirus pandemic and the result of the US presidential election.

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