Lopez Obrador said the move provided a hindrance to freedom of speech in a press briefing on Friday.
“How can you censor someone? Let’s see, I, as the judge of the Holy Inquisition, will punish you because I think what you’re saying is harmful?” he remarked. “Where is the law, where is the regulation, what are the norms? This is an issue of government. This is not an issue for private companies.”
In a statement later in the day, spokesman Jesus Ramirez wrote: “Facebook’s decision to silence the current leader of the United States calls for a debate on freedom of expression, the free exchange of information on the web, democracy and the role of the companies that administer [social] networks.”
On Friday, Twitter made the decision to suspend Trump permanently from its platform, writing: