The head of Tesla seems to be on the opposite side of the US “Big Tech”. He in turn criticized from Amazon, Twitter to Facebook.
On January 12, commenting under an article shared about US President Donald Trump’s account deletion by social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook, Elon Musk said: “A lot of people are dissatisfied with power about freedom of expression that the West Bank high-tech companies hold.
Responding to one user, Musk argued that tech giants need to distinguish between hate speech and opinions these companies dislike.
“This is an important difference,” wrote Musk.
Musk is not satisfied with the way social networks ban Mr. Trump. Photo: CNN.
Earlier, Twitter said it decided to permanently lock Trump’s account due to “the risk of the president continuing to incite violence”.
As for Facebook, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that the platform over the past few years has allowed President Trump to use compliance with the rules, sometimes removing content that violates policies. “We do this because we believe that the public has the right to access political statements in the widest possible way, even controversial statements,” Mark wrote.
“But the current landscape has changed, regarding using our platform to incite violence against a democratic election. Finally, I believe the risks of allowing the president to continue. Service usage in this period is too large “.
Snapchat, Twitch, and Reddit also banned Mr. Trump, while other platforms like YouTube and TikTok began controlling the US president’s post.
The ban on Mr. Trump from using social media creates two conflicting views. While some argue that tech companies have too much control over users, others say Facebook and Twitter should have blocked the president’s account early in order to prevent acts of violence from happening.
However, some world leaders see the dynamics of social networks as an act of excessive control.
Debate continued to intensify after Amazon, Apple and Google decided to delete Parler. The app was used by US presidential supporters after he was banned on major platforms.
The conflict between Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos is even older than that of Mark Zuckerberg. Photo: Getty Images.
Comments above of Elon Musk It happened just days after the world’s richest man criticized Facebook. Specifically, Musk shared a photo that suggested the company led by Mark Zuckerberg contributed to the Capitol riot.
Musk also urged WhatsApp users to switch to Signal in response to the latest policy update. Accordingly, the messaging application owned by Facebook forces users to provide more personal information.
Tesla CEO also encouraged users to delete their Facebook accounts, describing the social network as “nowhere”. In 2018, he claimed to have removed the SpaceX and Tesla sites from Facebook.
Earlier, in June 2020, Tesla boss also opposed “Big Tech” company Amazon, after one author complained about not being able to publish books on the platform. Specifically, Elon Musk called for “disbanding Amazon”, asserting that the platform’s monopolistic behavior is wrong.
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