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Germany and France Oppose Trump’s Twitter Exile

  • Chancellor Merkel calls Trump’s ban on Twitter ‘problematic’
  • France’s Beaune says private actors shouldn’t have such power
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Germany and France attacked Twitter Inc. and Facebook Inc. after U.S. President Donald Trump was shut off from the social media platforms, in an extension of Europe’s battle with big tech.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel objected to the decisions, saying on Monday that lawmakers should set the rules governing free speech and not private technology companies.