Argentina: twitter accounts of members of the MST leadership have been blocked

This afternoon the leader of the MST in the FIT Unidad, Alejandro Bodart denounced that his Twitter account had been blocked. This happened as intense activity was demanding #TestMasivosYa – #MassTestingNow – locating it is a trending topic for hours with large participation of the youth and workers. Suddenly his account was blocked and his activity restricted, situation which continues now. The same happened to Guillermo Pacaginini´s account and the official account of the MST. The profiles of Cele Fierro and Vilma Ripoll suffered the same for a long while.

Alejandro Bodart said: “We denounce this censorship of my opinions and those of other leaders of the MST and the left. We are in the midst of a national crisis and a pandemic and we have the right to give our critical and alternative opinions. These include denouncing that there is no serious plan to conduct massive testing now, which is an indispensable measure needed against the coronavirus”.

The leaders of the MST in the FIT Unidad denounced the actions of government related trolls and called to repudiate these actions and all expressions of censorship. They also called on the youth and the workers to actively participate in all social media telling their experiences and making all the criticisms that they think are appropriate.