WASHINGTON (REUTERS) – The White House declined to comment on billionaire Elon Musk’s deal on Monday (April 25) to purchase Twitter, however mentioned that US President Joe Biden has lengthy been involved in regards to the energy of social media platforms.
“Our concerns are not new,” mentioned White House spokesperson Jen Psaki. “The president has long talked about his concerns about the power of social media platforms, including Twitter and others, to spread misinformation.”
She mentioned the White House wouldn’t comment on a person transaction.
The White House continues to advocate for revoking Section 230, a regulation that shields on-line corporations from legal responsibility over content material posted by customers, and helps ramping up anti-trust and transparency enforcement on know-how corporations, she mentioned.
Biden administration officers suppose more durable scrutiny might stop the spreading of false info on political points and the Covid-19 pandemic.
“We engage regularly with all social media platforms about steps that can be taken,” Psaki added. “That has continued, and I’m sure will continue, but there are also reforms that we think Congress could take.”