Von der Leyen, in cooperation with the United States, wants to create “…

Von der Leyen wil in samenwerking met Verenigde Staten een “regelboek” voor sociale mediabedrijven

Europe is calling for global rules to control the power of Facebook, Twitter, and other social media companies. Therefore, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen calls on the United States to develop a global “rulebook”, said German in her speech to the World Economic Forum.

The Earth Titans will not meet in the Swiss mountain resort of Davos this year. Due to the coronavirus, the virtual summit of the World Economic Forum is on this year’s agenda. In her speech, the Chairperson called on the United States to work together on a “universal rulebook” based on our values.

“The business model of online platforms has an impact not only on free and fair competition, but also on our democracies, our security and the quality of our information,” says von der Leyen. “This is why we need to keep the tremendous power of the big digital companies under control.”

Storming the Capitol

Internet companies must take responsibility for how they distribute, promote, and dispose of information. The head of the daily administration of Europe indicated the storming of the US Capitol. “No matter how tempting Twitter may be to close President Trump’s account, such a dangerous crackdown on freedom of expression should not be based solely on the company’s rules.”

German Chancellor Angela Merkel also noted the power of the internet and social media giants. She hopes to work with the administration of new US President Joe Biden on minimum taxes for digital companies.

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