White House, Trump ready to sign decree against social networks – North America


American President Donald Trump is ready to sign a decree in the coming hours that contains a squeeze on social media. White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany said so without revealing any details. The announcement after Trump accused social media, from Twitter to Facebook, of repressing the voices of conservatives, even threatening their closure.

“The big hi-tech companies are doing everything in their power to censor the 2020 elections. If this happens, we will lose our freedom, and I won’t let that happen!” Tweet, then Donald Trump who adds: “They tried in 2016 and they lost. Now they will go crazy. Stay tuned !!”, writes the American president who reinforces the hypothesis of a tightening on social networks coming in the next few hours.

Twitter’s response: “We will continue to report incorrect or disputed information about the global elections, writes the platform’s CEO, Jack Dorsey, in three tweets in which he speaks on the matter.

Trump’s tweets “could trick people into mistaken thinking that you don’t need to register to get a ballot,” Dorsey continues, explaining Twitter’s intervention. Reporting incorrect information “does not make us an ‘arbiter of truth'”, highlights Dorsey in response to Mark Zuckerberg. The Facebook CEO has released an interview with Fox, which will air in full form today, in which he declares that his platform “must not be the arbiter of the truth of what people say online”.


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