Trump signs a decree to limit the protection of social networks - The Point

The hostilities are open between Donald Trump and the social networks. The american president has put his threats to execution by signing Thursday, may 28, a de

Trump signs a decree to limit the protection of social networks - The Point

The hostilities are open between Donald Trump and the social networks. The american president has put his threats to execution by signing Thursday, may 28, a decree that seeks to limit the protection of social networks and the latitude they enjoy in the moderation of their content. "We are here to defend freedom of expression in the face of one of the worst dangers that either ", he said from the oval Office by signing this document, that should be the starting point of a long battle in the courts.

The tenant of the White House in particular, has accused Twitter to make "editorial decisions" and to show "political activism" in the selection of messages that it decides to submit to audit. "They have the power not controlled to censor, edit, obscure, or alter any form of communication between individuals, and large public hearings ", he estimated, referring to the giants of Silicon Valley. "We can't let this continue, this is very, very unfair ", he hammered.

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According to Donald Trump, this decree called for a new regulation for the social networks that engage in "censorship" cannot " keep their legal protection ". The text is the famous section 230 of the " Communications Decency Act ". This latest offering to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Google immunity against any lawsuit brought by you related to the contents published by third parties and gives them the freedom to intervene on the platforms at their discretion.

Updated Date: 28 May 2020, 18:33

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