"At a time when online mobilizations were one of the few forms of protest available to the public, Twitter was seemingly asked to shield the powerful from criticism," said one campaigner. "That should worry all those who care about accountability."
His acquisition of Twitter, a powerful opinion platform, as a private company also further cements his power.
"If [Twitter] does not comply with our law there are sanctions—6% of the revenue and, if they continue, banned from operating in Europe."
Trump has come to depend on his Twitter feed as a way to circumvent the press and directly share his unfiltered thoughts with the public.