Zuckerberg and Facebook Drop the open Internet under the bus; Support Section 230 Amendment


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This should not come as a surprise, but sadly, it seems that Facebook is once again under the political pressure of Facebook and has decided to sell free internet and free speech online. In Testimony Mark Zuckerberg plans to give tomorrow He told the Senate Trade Committee a few good things about Section 230, and the company immediately said it would support amending the law. The praise for Section 230 is correct, but it doesn’t matter if he responds immediately:

However, the debate over Section 230 shows that people of all political persuasions are not happy. People want to know that companies are fulfilling their responsibility to fight harmful content on their platforms, especially illegal activities. When forums remove content, they also want to know that they are doing it correctly and clearly. And they want to make sure the forums are accountable.

This means ignoring the fact that people are not happy because of the conflict. Some are unhappy because the sites reduce propaganda and false information. Others are frustrated by the fact that they do not download (or do not download quickly) propaganda and false information. No one can satisfy everyone. Pretending to be a magical reformer is crazy.

But here’s the real problem. Regardless of the discrepancy here, if the consequences are recognized, the following paragraph is considered to be a “timely” declaration in Section 230 because “even Facebook supports changing the law.”

Section 230 allowed each major Internet service to be built and demonstrated how important platforms such as free thought and openness work. Changing it is a big decision. However, I believe Congress should update the law to ensure it is working as intended. We support the ideas that are being discussed in some of the current bilateral ideas on transparency and industrial cooperation, and I look forward to a meaningful discussion on how we can update the law to address the challenges we face today.

This is absurd. he is it is Work as intended. It’s about getting companies to make their own decisions and experiment with different size regimes. Contrary to popular belief, many people are content. It’s not like Congress intervenes and creates better laws. It only creates rules that work worse.

We don’t think that Facebook technology companies are making a lot of decisions just about these important issues. I believe we need a more active role for governments and regulators, which is why in March last year I called for control over harmful content, privacy, elections and information mobility. We are ready to work with Congress on what the rules will look like in these areas. We can protect the best of it by updating the rules of the internet – allowing people to express themselves and build new things for entrepreneurs and protect society from the widening effects. This committee and other stakeholders do not have any unintended consequences that reflect or impede creativity.

And yes he is repeating He said before, Fully aware that any laws enacted by Congress are easily enforced Locking in on Facebook status. Facebook compliance can handle costs. Startup companies that can block Facebook are going to have a hard time.

Make no mistake: Mark Zuckerberg is dragging his feet behind the scenes.

This is probably not surprising. Facebook Voice support For FOSTA – Section 230, a law that endangered and endangered human life – was only the first step. Blank made it clear that I was told by the lobbyist company Facebook Required Section 230 could have supported the “minority” change or Congress could have gone even further. And here we are, not as a conglomerate, but as a way to continue dismantling open Internet frameworks.

And again, here on Facebook, he is willing to join us happily.

Facebook is dumping the Internet under the bus – partly happily, so-called Facebook “critics” foolishly asked for “Section 230 amendment” 230, believing it was a “special subsidy” for Facebook. Facebook is no longer needed, but all those who have called for such improvements are now helping to strengthen Facebook’s dominance.

Unfortunately, tomorrow’s hearing may be the focus, as senators have taken permission to shut down the Internet. Co-producer Jack Dorsey will probably ignore the offer The opposite message It is necessary to enable 230 new entrants and free speech on the open internet.

When thinking about developing new legislative frameworks or providing moderate self-regulation models, we must keep in mind that Section 230 allows new companies to build and compete with internationally established companies. Laying the groundwork for Section 230 could undermine how we connect to the Internet, leaving only a small number of large, well-funded technology companies.

We should also be aware that disrupting Section 230 will greatly eliminate online conversations and impose serious restrictions on our collective capacity to address harmful content and protect people online. I don’t think in this room either the American people want free speech or a lot of abuse and harassment online. Instead, I hear from people that they want to trust in the services they provide.

That is the right message and the right message. And the open Internet will be trampled on by a message from Zuckerberg, agreeing to put it under a high-speed bus.

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