Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey warns Trump that his Twitter account is now at risk of being banned or permanently closed once his term as U,S, president ends. Regardless of the Communications Decency Act Section 230 that keeps social media companies deemed not responsible for what tweets users are posting on their account, Dorsey said Trump still has to follow the social media site’s guidelines for the protection of public interest. .
As an ordinary citizen, Trump can no longer enjoy the protection afforded to world leaders even if they violated the Terms of Service prescribed by their guidelines. CEO Dorsey explained that there’s a difference in the treatment of accounts between regular users and a national leader like the president of a country. Once the status of that national leader returns to a regular state, the Twitter policy protecting his or her accounts will likewise be taken away.
Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Berated by Lawmakers for Being Evasive with His Answers
While Twitter CEO Dorsey seemed to have fully satisfied the questions asked by Democratic Senator Mazie Hirono, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg did not fare well in his turn to answer the same questions coming from Senator Hirono.
While asserting that Facebook handles the accounts of politicians differently, he said that as far as tweets, regarding the Trump to Biden transition, are concerned, there are few policies in his platform where politicians are exempted. Zuckerberg maintains that platform follows the principle that the public should know what their officials are saying.
He said that Facebook focuses more on stopping the spread of false information in the platform. In answering an inquiry by Judiciary Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein, Zuckerberg stated that they created a program that fact-checks posts in order to prevent misinformation.
While they agree that people in the community prefer not to view false information, Zuckerberg said he does want the platform to be the medium to decide which is true or not. In his defense, he said his platform has not gone as far as becoming an adjudicator of truth, as what some Democrats expect from Facebook.
Still, Republican Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri criticized Zuckerberg through a tweet, saying Zuckerberg was evasive in answering questions as he often responded by saying he did not know, but with a typical promise of getting back to the inquirer later.