Twitter makes “political activism,” he attacked in the evening shortly after the White House announced that the president had signed the executive order.
The move will certainly be challenged in the courts by giants such as Twitter, Facebook, Youtube and Google, who continue to suffer losses on Wall Street.
The stakes are very high and concern the banks of disinformation, the prerogative of ascertaining the facts in an era where power increasingly uses social platforms to communicate directly with public opinion. Starting with Trump who, strong with over 80 million followers, brandishes Twitter as a 360-degree political-propaganda weapon, also sowing conspiracy theories and over 16,000 false or misleading claims since in office, according to a media report. The battle, yet another test on the boundaries of the powers of the White House, sees Twitter and Facebook on opposite sides, with their leaders who fight by weakening Big Tech’s response.
“We have a different policy than Twitter on this, I strongly believe that Facebook should not be the arbiter of the truth of everything people say online,” said CEO Mark Zuckerberg in an interview with Fox.
“In general, private companies, especially these platforms, probably shouldn’t be in a position to do it.” “Reporting incorrect information does not make us an ‘arbiter of truth’,” Twitter number one Jack Dorsey replied. “We will continue to report incorrect or disputed information about the elections globally,” he added, explaining that Trump’s tweets “could mislead people into thinking that it is not necessary to register to get a ballot.”
“Our intention is to connect the conflicting reporting points and show the various information in a dispute so that people can judge for themselves,” he continued.