President Trump criticises social media outlets of “Censorship”

Social media firms were charged with “Censorship” by US President Donald Trump, for silence “millions of people” and without providing evidence against the claims.

President Trump tweeted that “Social Media Giants are silencing millions of people. Can’t do this even if it means we must continue to hear Fake News like CNN, whose ratings have suffered gravely. People have to figure out what is real, and what is not, without censorship.” However, he did not mention the name of any particular companies.

Last week, he has already accused social media firms, alleged for not offering proof “totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices.”

His tweets follow action undertaken by Alphabet Inc’s YouTube, Apple Inc, Facebook Inc to delete some of the posts of Infowars, which is an online website led by Conspiracy Theorist Alex Jones. Jones tweeter account was suspended temporarily on August 15.

While interviewing with Reuters, Trump expended that it was ‘very dangerous’ for social media firms like Facebook and Twitter Inc to stop voices, commenting about the services.

His comments also faced by the social media industry for investigation from US Congress over the foreign propaganda policies.

On Tuesday, Twitter Inc, Facebook, and Alphabet took the initiative to remove accounts related to accused Iranian propaganda operation, while Facebook stood second as it claimed to be linked with Russia.

US intelligence agencies stated that Russia has influenced the 2016 Presidential Election by illegal actions and hacking, campaigns vial social media as well.

When Reuters asked Trump’s accused of ‘Censorship,’ Twitter highlighted three hours of sworn testimony, which headed public strategic policy. Recently, Nick Pickles represented a committee of the House of Representatives.

He accused that Twitter bans conversation voices that are false and unfounded, which its works to act and define upon “bad conduct, not a specific type of speech.”

by Banani Sarkar on August 25, 2018

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