Trump White House urges complaints about social media censorship


Twitter CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey gestures interacting with students at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in New Delhi on November 12, 2018.

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The Trump administration on Wednesday opened an online form where Americans can share cases where they have been censored by social media platforms like Facebook and YouTube.

The module asks users to share their contact information, social media links, their citizenship and residency status, and links or screenshots of all social media content they have posted censored by Facebook or its Instagram service, Twitter or Google YouTube.

"This authorization grants the United States government a license for the use, modification, display, publication, transmission, transmission, publication or distribution of all or part of the Content (including modified works, composites or derived from it), "states the user agreement for the form.

The new form of the White House comes when more politicians are pushing for regulation against online platforms, with particular attention to Facebook in particular. Among the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, including Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, they said they would consider breaking Facebook.

Meanwhile, Facebook expects to be hit with a fine of up to $ 5 billion by the Federal Trade Commission on the Cambridge Analytica scandal of the company's March 2018, in which a political consulting company improperly accesses data from 87 million users of Facebook.

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