There is still talk about the issue of Twitter deleting the account of outgoing US President Donald Trump, which was justified by putting an end to Trump’s calling on his supporters on his page and inciting them to revolt, as happened recently in the Capitol building. Despite being deprived of his big internet “speakers”, Trump has alternative options that sound much smaller.
Donald Trump may launch his own platform, but this will not happen overnight as freedom of expression experts expect increased pressure on all social media platforms to curb the inflammatory rhetoric recently embodied by a group of American citizens storming the Capitol on Wednesday, which is one of the Living symbols of democracy around the world, moments after the outgoing president launched a tweet from his account.
On Friday, Twitter put an end to Trump’s career on the platform, which lasted nearly 12 years, after he cited a tweet by 89 million followers in which he expressed his intention to miss President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on January 20, and some considered the tweet a statement. Make sure to give Trump permission to meet in Washington again.
Facebook and Instagram suspended Trump’s account at least until the new president was installed. Twitch and Snapchat also suspended Trump accounts, Shopify removed the president’s online stores, and Reddit removed a Trump sub-group. Twitter also banned Trump loyalists, including former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, in a massive purge of accounts promoting conspiracy and Capitol mutiny, and the comment included some hundreds of thousands of followers.
Trump said in a statement on Friday: “We have been negotiating with various other sites, and we will make a big announcement soon, while also looking at the possibilities of building our own platform in the near future.”
Experts have expected Trump to appear on “Parler“, a modern platform that has been active for two years and attracts many supporters of the far-right and claims to be more than 12 million users, and with Trump’s sons Eric and Donald Jr. Parler faced some problems on Friday, as Google withdrew its smartphone app from the private app store to avoid publishing posts seeking to “incite ongoing violence in the United States.” Apple followed suit on Saturday evening after giving Parler 24 hours. To address complaints that have been posted to “plan and facilitate more illegal and dangerous activities.” Apple said public safety problems need maintenance.
For its part, Amazon informed Parler on Saturday of the need to search for a new effective web hosting service, starting at midnight Sunday, with reference to about 98 posts that “clearly encourage and incite violence”, and said that the platform “poses a very real danger to public safety.”.
John Matze, CEO of Parler, denounced the sanctions as a “coordinated attack by tech giants to kill competition in the market. We have been very successful very quickly,” noting that the Parler platform may not be available for up to To a week, because we are rebuilding from scratch. ” Matze complained of being a scapegoat by saying: “The criteria that do not apply to Twitter and Facebook or even Apple itself, apply to Parler,” asserting that he “will not acquiesce in politically motivated companies and those autocrats who hate freedom of expression.”
Losing access to Google and Apple’s app stores, whose operating systems run hundreds of millions of smartphones, severely limits Parler’s access to browsers and the loss of Amazon services will have Parler to find another web host, in addition to re-engineering.
“Missed” is a potential landing point Trump might land on, but she has also had problems hosting the internet. Both Google and Apple launched it in their app stores in 2017 and they remain homeless on the Internet for some time the following year due to alleged anti-Semitic posts. To the accused of killing 11 people in the Pittsburgh synagogue.
Online rhetoric experts expect social media companies led by Facebook, Twitter, Google, and YouTube to monitor more hate speech and incitement in the wake of the Capitol Rebellion, as Western democracies do. David Kaye, a law professor at the University of California and a former United Nations special rapporteur on freedom of expression, believes Parler will face pressure from the public and law enforcement as well as anonymous websites.
Kay rejects the arguments of US conservatives, including the president’s former ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, that Trump’s ban violated the First Amendment, which bans the government from restricting freedom of expression as Haley tweeted. “Silencing people, not to mention the president of the United States, is what happens in China, not in our country.”
“It’s not as if the platform rules are strict,” Kay said, adding, “People don’t fall into the trap of abuse unless they do something clearly against the rules. Not only do individual citizens have free speech rights. Corporations have freedom of expression too.”
Civil media professor Ethan Zuckerman of the University of Massachusetts indicated that despite neutrality, Twitter and Facebook gradually surrendered to public pressure to draw the line, especially when the so-called pandemic video appeared early in the Corona pandemic urging people not to wear masks. Zuckerman expects that the abolition of the Trump platform will lead to important shifts online. First, there may be a rapid division of the world of social media on ideological grounds as he said, “Trump will attract a lot of audiences wherever he goes,” and this could mean more platforms with a smaller and isolated audience. Ideologically.
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