Leading Democrats in the US Congress on Friday joined criticism of Facebook for allowing decentralization on social media platforms, saying it was “part of the problem”.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made the comment in response to a question about the efforts of tech veterans against the online campaign in the presidential election won by Democrat Joe Biden.
“I’m not a big fan of Facebook,” Pelosi told reporters.
“I don’t know what they’re doing, but I know they’re still part of the problem.”
As US news media speculated on the incongruous Republican winner Donald Trump on Saturday, the outgoing president and his supporters spread allegations of massive voter fraud without evidence.
Facebook and Twitter have slapped warning posts on recent posts from Trump and many others.
Facebook and Google have decided to maintain their restrictions on political advertising in the United States.
However, social media companies have been accused of not having their voice heard enough and allowing false information and hate speech to spread for too long.
Regarding this warning message and other actions taken by tech companies, many on the right accuse them of censorship.
Biden’s incoming administration will face the question of whether action is needed to resolve the issue.
Debating an issue is part of a law that exempts social media companies from legal action for content posted by their users, with a few exceptions.
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