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Mexican president vows to stand by Trump and push back against big tech censorship

• by Arsenio Toledo

This move comes after major tech companies decided to deplatform President Donald Trump. Lopez Obrador said that his administration has already begun reaching out to other governments to form a united front on the issue.

In a speech on Thursday, Jan. 14, Lopez Obrador criticized the nearly unchecked power of big tech companies, arguing that they should not be able to suppress free speech.

"I can tell you that at the first G20 meeting we have, I am going to make a proposal on this issue," said Lopez Obrador. "Yes, social media should not be used to incite violence and all that, but this cannot be used as a pretext to suspend freedom of expression."

"How can a company act as if it was all-powerful, omnipotent, as a sort of Spanish Inquisition on what is expressed?" he added.