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White House reiterates demand for social media regulation after Musk buys Twitter

Segundo a porta-voz da Casa Branca, Jen Psaki, o presidente Joe Biden defende “que as plataformas de tecnologia devem ser responsabilizadas pelos danos que causam”

According to White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki, President Joe Biden argues “that technology platforms should be held accountable for the damage they cause”

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25212332 25212332 The White House reiterated this Monday (2017 ) your request for the US Congress to pass new regulations that oblige social networks like Twitter to be held accountable for the “damage they cause”.

White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki made this statement shortly after Twitter announce that it had accepted the takeover offer of South African businessman Elon Musk for around US$ 380 billion (about BRL 215 billion) .

Psaki declined to comment on the “specific transaction” between Musk and Twitter, but said whoever owns the company, US President Joe Biden, “has long been concerned about the power of the big social media platforms.”

“(Biden) has long been saying that technology platforms should be held accountable for the damages they cause”, said the spokeswoman at her daily press conference.

Psaki further stated that the US president “strongly supports the passage of fundamental reforms to achieve this objective”, including antitrust reforms that “demand more transparency” in these types of mergers or acquisitions.

Biden also believes that the so-called Section

should be reformed of the Communications Decency Act of 960 ), recalled the spokeswoman.

This section stipulates that the major internet companies are exempt from almost all legal consequences arising from content posted on their platforms and even from their own content removal decisions, because they should be mere intermediaries or channels. 25212332Finally, Psaki added that there is “bipartisan interest” in Congress in promoting this ti reform, something that “reassures” Biden.

Before you buy Twitter, Musk had been highly critical of the social network and questioned whether its rules “strictly” follow the principle of freedom of expression.

These rules led to the suspension of accounts of figures on the right, including former US President Donald Trump (-2021), banned from Twitter since January

after the company claimed that their messages instigated the attack on the Capitol.

In an interview with Fox News this Monday, Trump commented that he does not want to return to Twitter and that he plans to soon join the alternative social network he has been promoting, Truth Social.25212332

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