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Donald Trump is preparing to open hostilities against the social networks

Appalled by Twitter, who has questioned on Tuesday two of its posts, the american president Donald Trump opens hostilities against the social networks. On Wednesday, the head of State had warned him to want to take measures to "regulate strongly" or "close" these platforms "that bâillonnent the voice of the conservative" . These words will be followed. A draft decree, which is expected to be signed this Thursday, circulates for several hours in the editorial offices american. "When powerful social platforms are censoring opinions with which they disagree, they exert a dangerous power", says the text. "We can't let them choose what speech Americans can view and publish online."

If the order can still be changed, he plans to attack a law that protects online platforms since 1996: section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. This founding text indicates that the online platforms may not be held accountable for this published by their users, as long as they remove illegal content. They also have the latitude to enact their own policies of moderation ; they are not subject to the first amendment of the u.s. Constitution protecting freedom of expression.

networks accused of political biases

The decree of Donald Trump intends to skip this protection under certain conditions. The idea is to deprive the largest platforms of their status of webhost, in particular on issues of censorship of political opinions. It is an idea well rooted in the ultraconservateurs : Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube would be biased, and do everything possible to stifle the dissemination of their ideas. "The Internet giants are doing everything they can for [us] to CENSOR the approach of the presidential election of 2020. If this should happen, we would lose our freedom. I don't let them do it!", tweeted on Wednesday night Donald Trump. Many times, the us president has threatened to sign such a decree, before backing up.

in Concrete terms, the decree will allow the u.s. government to seize the Federal Communications Commission, the regulator of the sector. The latter will check if the social networks do not take decisions of moderation that go beyond their status as hosts and their conditions of use and make them publishers. The Federal Trade Commission will be invited to address the complaints of users of social networks, which will be able to report cases of censorship online, thanks to a tool created by the White House and named "Notification of the biases of the Tech" . The text also invites us federal agencies to stop buying advertising space on platforms which "violate the principles of freedom of expression".

Pass weapons between Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey

The wrath of Donald Trump is born of the decision of Twitter to report as inaccurate two messages of the president on the vote by correspondence. This is the first time that a social network acts directly against a writing by the head of the White House. The supporters of the president have decided to tackle online with a number of executives from Twitter, exposing several old messages that would be the proof of their opinions anti-conservative.

"Fact check: there is only one person responsible for the actions of Twitter, and that's me. Please leave our employees out of it", tweeted on Wednesday night that the boss of the social network, Jack Dorsey. "We will continue to point out the incorrect information on the elections. And we will be ready to recognize our mistakes. This does not make us arbiters of the truth."

This message is a direct response to Mark Zuckerberg. The president of Facebook, has granted an interview to Fox News, which has published an excerpt first. "We don't have the same policy as Twitter. I strongly believe that Facebook should not be the arbiter of truth on what people can say online. The private companies shouldn't do this, and even more platforms", he explained. But Mark Zuckerberg also criticized the willingness of Donald Trump addressing the social networks. "I need to understand what they want to do exactly. But in general, that a government chooses to censor a platform, because he is afraid of the censure does not seem to me to be the best of ideas."

The editorial team conseilleTwitter reports a tweet from Trump, it denounces an "interference"Trump threatens to "regulate strongly," or even "close" networks sociauxSujetsDonald TrumpJack DorseyTwitterFacebook233 commentairesArachidle 28/05/2020 18:17

Useless to try to convince gadget. As was said quite rightly by Michel Audiard, "I don't talk to the C--s, ca taught"

Paco7531le 28/05/2020 18:15

In France, it is the reverse with the law AVIA.
an act of liberticide, to prevent the French to shout their anger.

Matteo Sorrizzile 28/05/2020 18:14

Why not give up there, not Twitter, rather than his crisis of authoritarianism to the chinese ?

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