I don’t believe in censorship or violence so this story has me arguing with myself. On the surface, I applaud the removal of Ramzan Kadyrov’s accounts, but I abhor the thought of censorship, it’s a slippery slope when you start down that road. Where do you draw the line? I don’t believe any group, government or media should answer that question. I think it’s a personal choice we make as responsible adults not to participate or even read this type of material. On the other hand, there is far too much violence in the world. Are people being encouraged by hateful speech and social media posts? Should people who call for violence against others be allowed to have a platform?

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What this means is obvious: that the U.S. government — meaning, at the moment, the Trump administration — has the unilateral and unchecked power to force the removal of anyone it wants from Facebook and Instagram by simply including them on a sanctions list. Does anyone think this is a good outcome? Does anyone trust the Trump administration — or any other government — to compel social media platforms to delete and block anyone it wants to be silenced?

 

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