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TRUMP set to deplatform TWITTER. Better late than never (Video)

The Duran Quick Take: Episode 558.

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss the censorship of a Trump tweet which has finally awaken the US President to ongoing Big Tech censorship, demonetization, and shadow banning levied on free speech content creators.

Trump is expected to sign an executive order stripping social media giants of their platform protection, turning them into publishers, which is, after all, what they have become.


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Via Fox News…

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has called out Twitter for attaching a fact check to a tweet from President Trump, telling Fox News’ Dana Perino that privately-owned digital platforms should not act as the “arbiter of truth.”

“We have a different policy than, I think, Twitter on this,” Zuckerberg told “The Daily Briefing” in an interview scheduled to air in full on Thursday.

“I just believe strongly that Facebook shouldn’t be the arbiter of truth of everything that people say online,” he added. “Private companies probably shouldn’t be, especially these platform companies, shouldn’t be in the position of doing that.”

“I just believe strongly that Facebook shouldn’t be the arbiter of truth of everything that people say online.”

— Mark Zuckerberg, ‘The Daily Briefing’

Zuckerberg made the comment after President Trump warned social media giants that the federal government could “strongly regulate” or “close them down” if they continue to “silence conservative voices.”

“I have to understand what they actually would intend to do,” Zuckerberg said in response to the president’s warning. “But in general, I think a government choosing to to censor a platform because they’re worried about censorship doesn’t exactly strike me as the the right reflex there.”

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey responded late Wednesday, saying: “We’ll continue to point out incorrect or disputed information about elections globally. And we will admit to and own any mistakes we make.

“This does not make us an ‘arbiter of truth’,” Dorsey continued. “Our intention is to connect the dots of conflicting statements and show the information in dispute so people can judge for themselves. More transparency from us is critical so folks can clearly see the why behind our actions.”

On Tuesday, Twitter slapped a fact check notification on one of Trump’s tweets for the first time, cautioning users that despite the president’s claims about mail-in voting, “fact checkers” say there is “no evidence” that mail-in voting would increase fraud risks and that “experts say mail-in ballots are very rarely linked to voter fraud.

Facebook has faced criticism in the past for failing to address controversial content on the platform, but it appears Zuckerberg has no plans to change company policy. Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg expressed a similar sentiment during a 2017 CNBC interview, asserting that the tech giant does not intend “to be the publisher and we definitely don’t want to be the arbiter of the truth.”

“We don’t think that’s appropriate for us,” Sandberg said at the time.

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Olivia Kroth
May 28, 2020

aha ha ha ha ! Twitter has deplatformed me, so I am very happy to hear that President Trump is deplatforming twitter. Maybe he should close that site completely? I certainly would rejoice!

Andrea Ostrov Letania
May 28, 2020

GOP is afraid of Jews. Jews want Big Tech censorship, and GOP is fearful of opposing anything demanded by Jews. Notice GOP did nothing to oppose globo-homomania. Why? Because Jews pushed the agenda. Free Speech begins with speaking truth to Jewish Power. Also, GOP has no credibility with free speech. It sucked up to Jews in suppressing BDS. Monopolies can’t claim to be just ‘private enterprise’. Also, Google became a monopoly precisely because it promised to be fair and neutral with data and information. If Google had announced its ultimate plan at the outset, many people would have opted for… Read more »

Andrea Ostrov Letania
May 28, 2020

If internet platforms and banks, as private companies, censored or banned Zionism as hate speech against Palestinians, GOP and cuckservatives would be the first ones calling for free speech for Zionists.

But because platforms and banks are controlled by Jews and cucks, craven GOP supports the suppression in the name of ‘muh private enterprise’.

Tony Giallo
Tony Giallo
May 28, 2020

I have always used Twitter to follow my favourite porn stars. I thought thats what everybody did?

anatman
May 28, 2020

It’s about time! Now let’s see if it actually happens, not forgetting Facebook and Google (YouTube) etc.

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  anatman
May 28, 2020

No, not youtube because Alex and Alexander have their videos on youtube.

Johann
Johann
Reply to  anatman
May 30, 2020

Indeed. “Now let’s see if it actually happens”. I wonder too.

clayusmcret
clayusmcret
May 28, 2020

And yet, Facebook was deleting the posts from people who disagreed with the WHO, CDC or ChiComs over the usefulness of HCQ or the HCQ cocktail. Please, Mark, tell us the difference.

Tony123
Tony123
May 28, 2020

Alex and Alexander. Thank you for all your very informative analysis. You are the only people I listen to for truth. I agree with both of you. Trump has done too little too late on this issue. This issue and his reliance on Fauci and friends shutting down the country is going to hurt him. The election in November is going to be close when a few months ago it would have been a shoe in. What a shame!!

ManintheMoon
ManintheMoon
May 28, 2020

Definitely too little too late. Trump is so wrapped up in himself he didn’t care about anyone else being deplatformed or demonetised – even his supporters – until Twitter moved directly against him. His opponents have far too much to lose if he were to be re-elected, with people from Obama downwards (not that Obama was his own master) in real danger of gaol sentences. They’ll pull out every stop to prevent Trump winning, including massive rigging – not just postal ballots (which were used in the UK to prevent Farage getting elected to Parliament), but interfering with voting machines.… Read more »

ALEXANDER KOVALYOV
ALEXANDER KOVALYOV
May 29, 2020

The medium for communications, itself, aka the air waves, belongs to the government and is leased out, I believe

James W Cummings
James W Cummings
May 29, 2020

Dear Alex, You are astounded that President Trump had not taken decisive action against the Tech giants years before but here we have a conumdrum of American law. the Freedom of speech is generally considered paramount , yes but if a platform wishes to be a publisher it can and in a way it is a landlord / tenant type of dispute as well. Law is very messy as I am certain you know.

Vera Gottlieb
Vera Gottlieb
May 29, 2020

Trump is a petulant,. ill mannered “child” throwing tantrums at will every day. What is irking him is that someone dares shed light on so many of his lies. This said…I don’t care for either FB or Twitter…nor Trump (Tweetie Bird).

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