Hong Kong Trump Supporters Change Twitter Avatars To Picture Of President’s Face, Condemn Censorship
Hong Kong supporters of President Donald Trump are changing their Twitter avatars to show support President Trump and protest the censoring of his Twitter Account.
Hong-Kong’ers are connecting with the president saying they have been the victims of violations and suppressions of their right to free speech by the Chinese Communist Party.
Twitter permanently suspended the Presidents account on Saturday after the protests on the Capitol.
Twitter said that the President’s Tweets violate Twitter’s policy against the glorification of violence.
One Twitter user told the local media,
“I think [Twitter’s banning of Trump] is not acceptable,” adding
“Why has the company not banned other accounts also appearing to spread fake news or incite violence?”
The Global Times called out Big Tech Companies in the U.S. for allowing Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong to continue to use their platforms, while suspending the presidents platform for what they call ‘a lesser offence’
“The Hong Kong rioters who were actively inciting violence far outnumbered the U.S. protesters, and lasted longer, why didn’t they ban them? Those platforms will lose their moral high ground of advertising freedom of speech forever,” said a user of China’s Weibo microblogging platform quoted approvingly by the Global Times — which forgot to mention that Weibo exists because China’s authoritarian regime bans Twitter for everyone except Communist officials, who freely use the platform to disseminate propaganda and disinformation in the outside world.