Twitter partially blocked the account of the controversial businessman Ricardo Salinas Pliego, the third richest man in Mexico.
The social network applied the measure after Salinas Pliego, owner of the television station TV Azteca, Banco Azteca and the Elektra stores, requested a “meme contest” with derogatory terms for the political scientist Denise Dresser, the commentator related to the Government of the Mexican president López Obrador, and former official Simón Levy.
After publishing the controversial message – the tweet was removed by Twitter – the social network decided to block his account.
In response, Salinas Pliego shared on Instagram a screenshot of the message sent by Twitter explaining the reason why his account was suspended.
“Your @RicardoBSalinas account was blocked for breaking Twitter’s rules, specifically for the following reasons: breaking the rules that prohibit abuse and harassment.”
In his defense, Salinas Pliego said on Instagram that “there are people who seek to promote their ideas and silence the ideas of others, groups of people who get along and can’t stand it. They organized and denounced my last publication as if it were selective harassment.
Despite the fact that the businessman denounced Twitter for “censorship”, Salinas Pliego has been the subject of numerous controversies, including criticism of the confinement measures by COVID-19.
Also, in a message that caused outrage in Mexico, he said on December 24, 2021 that social inequality is inevitable and that it is “necessary” for progress. “Attempts to transform society so that everyone ‘fits the same mold’ will inevitably lead to tyranny,” he said.
Let’s talk about inequality today December 24th 😌
Inequality…is not only inevitable but necessary for the progress of society!
Attempts to transform society so that everyone “fits into the same mold” will inevitably lead to TYRANNY.
i will read them pic.twitter.com/lM37qL0fiP
— Ricardo Salinas Pliego (@RicardoBSalinas) December 24, 2021
Despite being blocked from Twitter, the businessman said he will continue to interact with his followers on other social networks. Ricardo Salinas has profiles on Facebook, Instagram and TikTok.