- Usa, the CEO of Twitter responds to Trump: we will continue to do fact checking
- Trump declares war on Twitter after the social network questions his claims
ShareMay 28, 2020 U.S. President Donald Trump signed the executive order on social media. The White House makes it known. The president explained that with his provision social media will no longer have legal immunity against any lawsuits for the content of their platforms. Donald Trump accused Twitter of taking "editorial positions" and of doing "political activism" when he intervenes on users' chirps. The president then equated social media to a monopoly.
The ax of Donald Trump therefore falls on social media with an executive order that aims to reduce their legal immunity by exposing them to the risk of lawsuits, after Twitter has 'corrected' for the first time two tycoon fivets that equated the vote by correspondence to fraud. The move will certainly be challenged in the courts by giants such as Twitter, Facebook, Youtube and Google, who have continued to suffer losses on Wall Street since yesterday. The stakes are very high and concern the levees 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 he is in charge, according to a media report.
The battle, yet another test on the boundaries of White House powers, sees Twitter and Facebook on opposite sides, with their leaders fighting over weakening Big Tech's response. "We have a different policy from Twitter on this, I strongly believe that Facebook should not being 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'," replied Twitter number one Jack Dorsey. "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.