After the U.S. Capitol riot Jan. 6, Twitter and Facebook barred President Donald Trump from their platforms. Apple and Google then banished Parler from their app stores, sparking debate over the tech giants’ outsized role in U.S. politics and stirring fears of a further crackdown on free speech.
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Czech media said that a possible reason for the suspension was a tweet that Cardinal Duka posted Oct. 1 linking to an article about the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court.
COMMENTARY: Modern technology obscures both the past and the future by locking us in the frenzies of the present and interfering with reflective thought.
Facebook and Twitter draw scrutiny over blocked content that curbs free speech and calls for government regulation over the platforms.
The Catholic commentator spoke with the Register about Facebook and Twitter’s clampdown on his newspaper’s reporting about Joe Biden’s son Hunter, relevant to the presidential election.