Reuters Joshua Roberts
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova criticized the decision of the largest American social networking site to close the accounts of US President Donald Trump, due to the storming of the Capitol.
In a text posted on her Facebook page, Zakharova indicated that the decision of the giant American communication sites, including Twitter and Facebook, to suspend Trump accounts, which have millions of followers, did not come based on any judicial decision and the opinion of an ethics body, describing it. With “an attack on Western values.”
The Russian diplomat pointed out that this measure caused concern even among foreign allies who are not fans of Trump, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who expressed her “concerns about freedom of expression” in this regard, and European Commissioner for Internal Trade Terry Breton, who compared the suspension of Trump’s accounts to the attacks of the 9th of September as “an accident symbolizing a change in the public security paradigm”
And she continued, “The decision of American Internet platforms to close (accounts) of the head of state can be compared to a nuclear explosion in cyberspace because its consequences are worse than the direct damage caused by it. The democratic values proclaimed by Western society have been hit: in one step, the advocates of” Darknet “(the dark web) took place. “) And the supporters of tight censorship alike on an irrefutable proof to defend their positions, and thus set off the reshaping of the media market and the largest digital migration.
Zakharova rejected allegations that the independent media in Russia had been oppressed at the hands of her government, stressing that the Russian authorities treat local and foreign journalists according to the country’s laws, and reported multiple violations of Russian journalists on American soil.
And she concluded by saying, “I repeat again to the American colleagues: Work with your internal affairs, and if you are” constantly concerned about Russia’s behavior, “that does not mean that the root of the problem lies in us.