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USA: the law rules for Online platforms presented

US President, Trump accuses Online networks such as Twitter censorship, and wants to regulate the platforms, with a new regulation, stronger. The trigger for trump’s foray into a dispute with Twitter. Photo: Evan Vucci/AP/dpa

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The U.S. government has submitted a draft law to restrict the room for manoeuvre of on-line services when dealing with content on their platforms.

The U.S. government has submitted a draft law to restrict the room for manoeuvre of on-line services when dealing with content on their platforms.

Specifically, the Ministry of justice takes on a legal regulation from the 90s to the visor, which has shaped today’s Web is relevant. In accordance with the “Section 230” cannot be made Online-services for user-published content can be held liable. At the same time, they are the platforms of far-reaching freedom, against certain content or users to proceed.

The on Wednesday brought in the law to formulate the rules, as the justice told the Ministry. The proposal to take the company the opportunity “to hide behind the immunity, to censor legal statements maliciously,” it said.

Among other things, the President, Donald Trump had criticized Facebook and Twitter in focus, after they had provided him more widespread contributions to the Corona Virus warnings, or removed. The Online platforms had referred to the fact that the posts contained false information, to cause damage could.

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