The decision by social media companies to ban Trump while continuing to host the profiles of other leaders who regularly make inflammatory statements on social media, such as Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro and officials from India’s BJP Party, could result in inconsistent moderation, it has been claimed.
Because, you see, populist means people from outside the political establishment getting into political power. And that can’t be allowed, can it? Otherwise, what’s a PPE degree for?
“I think there’s a double standard at work here,” said Bob Seely, the Conservative MP for the Isle of Wight.
That establishment still rather smarting from the irruption of Ukip and Brexit.
Can’t have apple carts being upset now, can we?