Sanders, a progressive senator who has often criticized big technology and corporations, said he wasn’t sure what the right answer to protecting First Amendment rights would be without engaging this country with a big lie and conspiracy theories . ”
“How do you balance that? I don’t know, but it’s an issue to think about, “said Sanders, according to the protocol.” Because of everyone who thinks yesterday that Donald Trump was banned and tomorrow it could be someone else who has a completely different point of view. So I don’t like giving so much power to a handful of high tech people, but the devil is obviously in the details and we have to think long and hard about that. ”
Twitter finally banned Trump’s personal account following the January 6th Capitol uprising, citing “the risk of further incitement to violence” after Trump repeatedly made false claims that the election had been stolen from him. Trump allies have beaten Twitter for attempting to ban the former president, with some arguing it was “censorship,” but few Democrats have questioned the move. After the uprising, moderate Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) Applauded Twitter for his move, and others argued it was overdue.
Sanders previously called for big tech companies like Facebook and Amazon to be disbanded. Sanders himself has a prolific Twitter following with more than 15 million followers on his personal account.