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Trump's Twitter account suspension dangerous precedent: BJP leaders

IndiaTimes Saturday, 9 January 2021
BJP leaders expressed concern on Saturday over the permanent suspension of US President Donald Trump's Twitter account by the social media giant, saying it sets a dangerous precedent and is a wake-up call for democracies about the threat from unregulated big tech companies.
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