CDMX.- The closure of the X account (formerly Twitter) of former president Vicente Fox Quesada cannot be celebrated, says the journalist Raymundo Riva Palaciobecause it is a serious precedent against freedom of expression.
In his column Strictly Personal, the journalist points out that Although what Fox said to the influencer Mariana Rodríguez, wife of Samuel García, presidential candidate of Movimiento Ciudadano, is “absolutely despicable”, the penalty on his account was an act of censorshipWell, he wasn’t even informed.
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“When an account suffers this penalty, the reason is reported, but it does not cease to exist. In any case, unless it was a decision agreed upon with him, what happened, to put it clearly, was censorship,” explains today in his article.
The political analyst adds that the former president, by calling Rodríguez a “lady-in-waiting,” once again exhibited his frivolity that “added gravity to his insulting, rude words,” just on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. , but “did not violate the general criteria that are typified within the limits of freedom of expression.”
He adds, however, that This does not exonerate him, and that is why it is necessary to resort to the law, as the Citizen Movement already did.a party to which Samuel García belongs, which filed a complaint with the INE for gender violence against Fox.
“The way is not to take away (Fox’s) word. The law, as the Citizen Movement did, is the routebecause these types of actions cannot only be left to public sanction, but rather analyzed to determine responsibilities.”Explain.
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For the journalist Raymundo Riva Palacioduring this six-year term, Mexico has suffered from “authoritarian temptations”, which have been led by the president himself Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
He explains that it was the president who has promoted inhibition strategies and has used his morning conferences to censor.
“Initiatives to make criticism of the President a criminal activity, or to use the demand for gender violence in a deceptive way to prevent politicians from being held accountable, regulate opinion in the electronic media or, as one of its deputies recently proposed, put anyone who does not know the National Anthem in jail for four years.”explains the editorialist.
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However, he adds that The case of Mexico is not the only one, since censorship is not exclusive to totalitarian or autocratic regimes, It also happens in democracies.
Currently, according to Riva Palacio, “Democracies are going through this black tunnel, and politicians and the media are facing the consequences of defending the values that surround freedom. “Fox is the latest victim we are seeing in this country, due to his excesses in X.”