Trump social media ban sparks calls for action against other populist leaders

After US president’s ban, some wonder if action will be taken against populists accused of using social media to stir chaos

“I do not celebrate or feel pride,” the Twitter boss Jack Dorsey said this week after banishing Donald Trump.

But for many around the world the decision brought hope: might similar action soon be taken against other populist provocateurs they accuse of using social media to stir chaos?

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