Biden Says Haters Won’t Have ‘Last Word’; Wants To End Social Media Immunity
U.S. President Joe Biden called on Americans to speak out against racism and extremism during a summit at the White House on Thursday, and said he would ask Congress to do more to hold social media companies accountable for spreading hate.
"White supremacists will not have the last word," Biden told the 'United We Stand' summit of bipartisan local leaders, experts and survivors.
Biden said America had long experienced a "through line of hate" against minority groups, one that had been given "too much oxygen" by politics and the media in recent years.
"It's so important that we keep hollering," he said. "It's so important for people to know that's not who we are... I'm calling on Congress to get rid of special immunity for social media companies and impose much stronger transparency requirements on all of them," Biden said.
The White House had repeatedly called for revoking Section 230, a law that shields online companies from liability over content posted by users, and has also supported ramping up anti-trust and transparency enforcement on technology companies.
The White House event comes just weeks after Biden warned in a speech in Philadelphia that extremist Republicans are a threat to democracy.
Sources: Reuters
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Biden Says Haters Won’t Have ‘Last Word’; Wants To End Social Media Immunity U.S. President Joe Biden called on Americans to speak out against racism and extremism during a summit at the White House on Thursday, and said he would ask Congress to do more to hold social media companies accountable for spreading hate. "White supremacists will not have the last word," Biden told the 'United We Stand' summit of bipartisan local leaders, experts and survivors. Biden said America had long experienced a "through line of hate" against minority groups, one that had been given "too much oxygen" by politics and the media in recent years. "It's so important that we keep hollering," he said. "It's so important for people to know that's not who we are... I'm calling on Congress to get rid of special immunity for social media companies and impose much stronger transparency requirements on all of them," Biden said. The White House had repeatedly called for revoking Section 230, a law that shields online companies from liability over content posted by users, and has also supported ramping up anti-trust and transparency enforcement on technology companies. The White House event comes just weeks after Biden warned in a speech in Philadelphia that extremist Republicans are a threat to democracy. Sources: Reuters (https://www.reuters.com/world/us/biden-urges-americans-combat-hate-extremism-white-house-summit-2022-09-15/)Follow:???? @G3News on Telegram
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