Activists criticize Facebook and Twitter for reacting late

Last week, Facebook and Twitter decided to suspend Donald Trump's accounts after considering that his messages on these social networks incited a crowd to take the United States Capitol by storm. This action has generated a debate on whether these companies have sufficient authority to limit people's right to freedom of expression.

However, there are also activists who criticize that Facebook and Twitter have taken this measure when there had already been cases of dissemination of messages inciting violence and hatred, regarding which said networks did nothing; which reflects that these platforms have not applied their rules uniformly, despite having global influence, in accordance with what was indicated by The New York Times.

One of the most important and recent cases happened in Slovakia in 2019, when a member of parliament was convicted by a court that ordered the stripping of his seat in the government, due to racist comments, however Facebook did not remove the posts.

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Carlo palomino
Bachelor from the National University of San Marcos (UNMSM). With interest in Digital Law and New Technologies. I endorse the phrase: "Knowledge is useful as it is shared." Contact: carlo.palomino19@gmail.com

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