CNA Staff, Nov 3, 2020 / 08:00 am America/Denver (CNA).
A Czech cardinal has criticized online censorship after his Twitter account was restored days after it was suspended.
Cardinal Dominik Duka of Prague announced the reactivation of his account Oct. 31, but said that he had received no explanation for its suspension.
The cardinal, who was imprisoned by the communist authorities in 1981-82, compared present-day censorship to that of the 1980s, saying that things were “not much different” today.
“Now, however, on the basis of fictitious statements, it is not man who punishes, but artificial intelligence, led by the crowd to suppress ‘wrong’ ideas,” he wrote on Twitter.
It is not clear when Twitter suspended Duka’s account, but his account displays no posts between Oct. 14 and Oct. 31.