“Our intention is to connect the dots of conflicting statements and show the information in dispute so people can judge for themselves,” Dorsey tweeted. More transparency from us is critical so folks can clearly see the why behind our actions.” Dorsey asked critics to focus their attention on him, as conservative commentators had targeted a Twitter executive for years-old tweets that criticized Trump. … [Read more...] about Zuckerberg: Facebook wouldn’t have fact-checked Trump
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“Social media does not have an anti-conservative bias. Social media provides a valuable platform for voices across the political spectrum to share ideas and information,” Castro said. “Online misinformation is a serious problem, and social media companies have rightfully stepped up to address the problem in partnership with civil society and governments around the world. While there may be occasional missteps, the private sector has shown a tremendous commitment to addressing this problem in a fair and transparent manner.” … [Read more...] about Trump threatens to shut down social media platforms
The tweet in question involved Trump criticizing the idea of mail-in voting, with the president falsely claiming it would lead to widespread voter fraud. Trump wrote: “There is NO WAY (ZERO!) that Mail-In Ballots will be anything less than substantially fraudulent. Mail boxes will be robbed, ballots will be forged & even illegally printed out & fraudulently signed.” … [Read more...] about Twitter adds a fact-check note to Trump’s tweets for the first time
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Ironically, though, small businesses would be hit the hardest by a repeal. Section 230 protects platforms from a barrage of nuisance lawsuits for hosting third party speech, such as bad restaurant reviews, postings on community bulletin boards, or remarks in an online comments section. These smaller companies and startups will fold without the resources to fight these wasteful lawsuits. Any site hosting user-generated content would have to screen every single submission to avoid litigation — directing resources toward regulation instead of innovation. In other words, the biggest burden created by removing Section 230 would fall on entrepreneurs, startups, and those without huge legal budgets. … [Read more...] about Trump’s executive order would hamstring U.S. innovation