Donald Trump is ready to sign an executive order for reduce immunity which social media enjoy for the contents of their sites which protects them from possible causes. This is, according to some American media, the next move to be announced shortly by tycoon in the clash born with Twitter after social introduced one information verification tool spread on its platform which, among others, has branded as “Potentially misleading” some tweets from the president about possible fraud due to vote by mail in USA. And the Facebook CEO has also taken sides against the bird’s social network, Mark Zuckerberg: “I strongly believe that Facebook should not be therearbiter of truth about everything people say online – the CEO said in an interview with Fox – In general, private companies, especially these platforms, should probably not be in a position to do it. ”
Indirect support for the cause of tycoon that, after announcing yesterday a reflection on the possibility of regulating the freedom of the platforms or, even, of close them, is ready to sign a executive order which would make it easier for authorities, such as the Federal Trade Commission, intervene to ascertain whether companies such as Twitter, Facebook, Google or Youtube suppress the freedom of expression when they suspend users, report or delete their posts. “This will be a great day for social media and fairness,” tweeted the president.
Of course, according to the White House spokesperson, Kayleigh McEnany, a Presidential decree will be presented, although no details have been disseminated through official channels.
For his part, the CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, in three tweets announced that “we will continue to report incorrect or disputed information about the global elections”. Trump’s tweets, continued the head of the social network, “could lead people to mistakenly think that it is not necessary to register to get a ballot paper”. And, anticipating the intervention of Zuckerberg, he also specified that reporting incorrect information “does not make us an arbiter of truth”.
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