Twitter’s decision to ban President Donald Trump from his personal account has drawn sharp rebukes from all corners of the political spectrum, from German Chancellor Angela Merkel to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Joining the ranks of those sounding the alarm is chief Vladimir Putin critic and Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny, who denounced the ban as “an unacceptable act of censorship.”
In a Twitter thread posted on Saturday, Navalny laid out 11 reasons why Twitter’s purging of Trump sets a dangerous president that will actually empower foreign dictators to silence dissent.
“I think that the ban of Donald Trump on Twitter is an unacceptable act of censorship,” began Navalny.
Though Navalny agreed that Trump engaged in irresponsible rhetoric throughout his tenure, he asserted that Biden’s victory in the 2020 election was punishment enough for it.
“Of course, during his time in the office, Trump has been writing and saying very irresponsible things. And paid for it by