Twitter and co. – Trump wants to be the intention of social media on the leash, taking, US President, to end the protection of social networks from prosecution. He has therefore a disposal.5 Kommentare5Ein special relationship: Donald Trump and the media.(Keystone/Doug Mills/28. May 2020)

Donald Trump accuses Online networks such as Twitter censorship, and wants to regulate the platforms, with a new regulation, stronger. The U.S. President signed, therefore, the injunction on Thursday in the White house. He wants to make a as Section 230 of the well-known clause to revise.

According to this scheme – part of a 1996 law – Online services for user-published content such as comments and Videos made liable. At the same time, platforms will be allowed, thus, against certain content or users to proceed.

U.S. attorney General William Barr said, the clause should not be abolished, but regulated. It was far beyond their original purpose, they stretched.

“Uncontrolled Power”

Trump said that the protection of freedom of expression and democracy. Large Online platforms have “unchecked Power” to censor human interaction, and limit. They tried to views that did not like to suppress. “We can’t let that happen,” he said. “This censorship, and bias is a threat to freedom.” The President said he is expecting lawsuits against his actions, but was determined to see this through. “We are tired of it.”

the trigger for trump’s proposal is a conflict with Twitter. The short message service Trumps preferred platform had undergone on Tuesday for the first time, a Tweet from the President a fact check. In it, Trump had claimed that absentee ballot fraud in a feed bar. The fact check is that this is misleading. Trump accused Twitter then, in the US presidential election in November, to interfere. At the signing of the disposal, he criticized, the fact check was “inappropriate” and “political activism” of Twitter.


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