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“Because of the new owner’s behavior and announcement..”: Political party quits Twitter

The Freedom Movement party has 41 out of 90 seats in the parliament. (representational photo)


Slovenia’s ruling Freedom Movement party (GS) said on Saturday it has decided to stop using Twitter over concerns the social network is being used to spread fake news and hate speech. In a statement, referring to Twitter’s recent acquisition by billionaire Elon Musk, GS said, “Considering the behavior and announcements of Twitter’s new owner and management, we can expect that they will be prosecuted for obscene communication and hate speech.” Will open your doors.”

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Liberal Prime Minister Robert Gollob’s party won parliamentary elections in April with a program that promised to restore decency in politics and strengthen the rule of law. Which critics say was undermined by former conservative Prime Minister Janez Jansa.

Jansa, a Twitter enthusiast with more than 100,000 followers in a country of two million, used the platform to attack critics and the media, while Golob said he would not use Twitter to avoid temptation.

The GS, which holds 41 of the 90 seats in Parliament, said its Twitter account was blocked for three weeks due to technical issues and it was realized over time that it was needed to address citizens efficiently. Wasn’t.

“Also, the platform has been misused by members and supporters of certain political parties to polarize the society, spread fake news, manipulate, defame, humiliate or even use hate speech,” the GS said. Has gone.”

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