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Donald Trump wants to change the legal status of social networks

2020-06-05T04:53:28.154Z

In his eyes, social networks should be absolutely political neutral, allowing all opinions to be expressed without filter.



How to trigger the fury of the American president? By touching his messages on his favorite communication platform, Twitter. Outraged by the social network's decision to moderate three of his writings for misinformation about postal voting and the glorification of violence, Donald Trump signed a decree last week aimed at modifying the platform's liability regime. Section 230 of the 1996 Communication Decency Act is the cornerstone of the American web. It states in principle that online platforms cannot be prosecuted for content published by their users. The American president wishes to reconsider this immunity.

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In his eyes, and those of many members of the Republican camp, social networks should be absolutely political neutrality by letting all opinions speak without filter, in the name of freedom of expression. However, ultraconservatives feel bullied by platforms animated by ideals

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