Dangerous to free speech is the fact that Internet giants have deliberately silenced the incumbent US President, Donald Trump, on their platforms based on unclear criteria, said Vera Jourová, European Commissioner for Transparency and Values. .
“Even though I believe that President Trump deserved to be banned after his irresponsible behavior and incitement to violence, it is clear that this cannot go on like this,” the EU commissioner said. According to him, giants need to accept “stricter regulations, more enforceable obligations and more responsibility” for the content that appears on their pages.
The European Commission’s recent legislative proposal on digital services and markets aims to make online platforms more accountable and to remove illegal content more effectively. “These are pioneering proposals, but it still takes time to become a reality,” Jourová said. In his view, the action plan adopted by the Brussels Committee in December sets out effective measures to strengthen European democracy, for example against the spread of misinformation on the Internet and towards a more transparent, predictable Internet system.
The Czech commissioner said the siege of the U.S. Legislature building has made him realize that “attacks on the rule of law, fundamental values and democracy must be fought online and offline.” “We, advocates of democracy, naively believed that democracy protects itself, even though it is fragile and exposed to attacks from outside or inside,” he called attention.
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