Trump threatens social media with regulation after tweet fact check, Zuckerberg and Dorsey respond

Trump threatens social media with regulation after tweet fact check, Zuckerberg and Dorsey respond
The United States President has attacked the social media after Twitter added the first fact check link to his tweet. President Trump threatened to regulate or even close social media if there isn't action to make them a better home for conservatives.

This comes after Trump tweeted about mail-in ballots being a hotbed for fraud. This was the first tweet by the president that was marked by Twitter for fact check link.



This linked to a custom Twitter page which highlighted opposing views to Trump's, headlined by the likes of CNN and other sources Trump probably considers "fake news."

Regulations on social media have been a hot topic for years now. Even the social media themselves don't know what to think. Many times they've welcomed regulation since it would make it easier for them to do business.

Facebook and Twitter often come on different sides of this issue, and this case was no different. Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg made a statement that they wouldn't have acted in the way Twitter did.

Facebook CEO told Fox News that he doesn't think social media companies, or more specifically platforms, should not act as an arbiter of truth.

Twitter's Jack Dorsey expressed in a pair of tweets earlier today that he doesn't think this makes them an arbiter of truth, instead they just want to "point out incorrect or disputed information."



Written by: Matti Vähäkainu @ 28 May 2020 10:28
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  • deak91

    facts are out there. not based on what you say but based on what has been done and history. the simple fact is there will be an add-on to direct users to become more informed on the subject being posted or a video on the subject. it will be select-able in app choice feature

    14.6.2020 15:10 #1

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