us President Joe Biden Has overturned an order with which its predecessor Donald Trump The scope of online platforms like Twitter And Facebook Wanted to restrict action against users’ contributions. With the move in May last year, Trump began marking his tweet with a warning notice on Twitter. At the time, he ordered reorganization of the implementation of a rule, which is considered a cornerstone for dealing with user contributions.
The so-called Section 230 provides, among other things, that online platforms cannot be sued for contributions by their users. Also, however, they are obliged to intervene in the event of illegal contributions as soon as they become aware of them. They are also given freedom to take action against personal content and users according to their own rules. Therefore »Section 230« is the legal basis that has made many services – such as Twitter, Facebook or YouTube – possible in their current form.
Trumps attack on the online platform was the trigger Fact check of a tweet, In which he claimed that postal voting increased the risk of forgery. This baseless claim later became the basis for his attempt to question the defeat in the presidential election in November 2020. Biden took that Trump order dated May 28, 2020 Back to weekend without comment.
Trump’s government threw Facebook and Google Later also brought unfair competition in lawsuits. What will happen to this process is still unclear, as many politicians from Biden’s Democrats also believe that Internet giants have enormous economic power.