Mexican President: Facebook is “Like the Holy Inquisition”

In a speech last Friday Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador chided Facebook for its arrogance and censorship. Below are excerpts from his remarks as posted by the German-language service of RT.

Many thanks to Gary Fouse for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling. Note: There are German subtitles accompanying this clip, but it was translated from the original Spanish:

Video transcript:

00:06   So let’s just start together.
00:12   I have read the letter from the owner of Facebook, and I felt
00:20   that he was speaking about his rules
00:25   with a lot of superiority and arrogance.
00:30   And what about freedom
00:34   and the right to information?
00:41   These recent occurrences should worry us…
00:52   and we should ensure that we don’t stop
00:57   creating alternative media… and that
01:02   the people are always allowed to inform themselves.
01:22   A worldwide media power, no more than a tribunal of censorship…
01:30   like the holy Inquisition.
01:36   But for the management of public opinion,
01:42   that is very serious.
01:47   Thank you very much.

2 thoughts on “Mexican President: Facebook is “Like the Holy Inquisition”

  1. And to think, that AMLO was once the darling of the Left… And now he, Merkel and French gov are outraged by the bans on Trump. Strange world we live in eh.

  2. Despite I do not like this kind of parallelism to the Holy Inquisition, which was a legitimate power of the Vatican State in comparison; I have to admit, that the statement by the President of Mexico on the far left extremist censoring agenda, is too mild and positive, on facebook and others tech giants. “Arrogance” is not the word I would use for these criminal thugs who want to silence and outlaw everyone not lined to their “truth”.

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