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Really? Ex-US ambassador to Russia McFaul ‘plants US flag’ in Twitter to claim it as free speech sanctuary

Really? Ex-US ambassador to Russia McFaul ‘plants US flag’ in Twitter to claim it as free speech sanctuary

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Michael McFaul says he can say whatever he wants on Twitter because it’s an American platform. Yeah, the very same Twitter that ‘shadowbans,’ silences alternative media, and hosts fake Russian bots that meddle in US elections. The former US ambassador in Russia lauded Twitter as a supposed champion of the First Amendment to fend off his critics. Apparently, some Russians didn’t like McFaul’s cheering of recent opposition protests in Moscow, so he offered them an indignant and somewhat patronizing rebuke. “HeyRussians, writing here on an AMERICAN platform, I have a constitutional right to say whatever I want about American or Russian politics,” he tweeted. “No one is forcing you to read what I say. Stop with the demands for censorship. Russian ‘sovereignty’ does not extend to Twitter.”
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