President of the United States, Donald trump intends to sign a decree on the activities of social networks. About it reports Reuters, the press Secretary of the White house Keighley Makanani on Board the presidential plane, which was returning from the spaceport at Cape Canaveral in Washington.
Earlier Wednesday, trump has threatened to close down social networks if they continue to “drown out” the voices of conservatives. It was a reaction to the actions of the administration Twitter, according to the decision of which one of the publications trump added a special mark to prompt the user to verify the approval of the head of state and a link to a selection of media publications on the subject.
While the leaders of the largest social platforms reacted to the situation differently. The head of Facebook mark Zuckerberg said on Fox News that private digital platform should not act as “arbiter of truth”.
“we Have, I think, a different policy in this respect than that of Twitter, said Zuckerberg in an interview to The Daily Briefing. I just firmly believe that Facebook should not act as the arbiter of truth around what people are saying online. Private companies, especially the company’s platform probably shouldn’t act like that”. While Zuckerberg emphasized that the subject platform would be censored by the authorities is wrong. Full interview of the head of the Facebook channel is not yet published.
In the words of Zuckerberg responded the head of Twitter, Jack Dorsey. Noting that ultimately he is personally responsible for the actions of Twitter as the company, he asked the critics to leave alone the employees of the social network. Internet trolls previously fell to Joel Roth, head of the company issues of moderation, Recalling his tweets, in which the Mouth is called trump a “racist Mandarin”, and the head of his election headquarters and adviser Kellyann Conway was compared with Goebbels. “We will continue to point out inaccurate or disputed information associated with the elections around the world. We acknowledge any mistakes and are ready to bear for them responsibility” – napiSal he.
Fact check: there is someone ultimately accountable for our actions as a company, and thats me. Please leave our employees out of this. Well continue to point out incorrect or disputed information about elections globally. And we will admit to and own any mistakes we make.
– jack (@jack) May 28, 2020
“That doesn’t make us “arbiter of the truth, – said Dorsey. – Our goal is to connect the dots of the conflicting claims and show information are in dispute so that the people can draw conclusions themselves. We need more transparency so that people see clearly the motives of our actions.”
Commenting on specific tweets to trump, to which was attached a note with a proposal to get the facts, Dorsey said that they could lead voters astray, creating them the impression that participation in the elections do not need to register. Under US law, only a registered voter entitled to the ballot.