Twitter can’t take a break. After the 2016 US presidential election, the company was forced to allow viral false propaganda to sow chaos on its platform. Four years later, Twitter and other social media outlets have dispelled misinformation – this time not only from foreign adversaries, but also from US President Donald Trump and his allies.
Some Americans have rewarded this effort by going to the parlor, an alternative social media platform that philosophically opposes the mitigation of misinformation. The app has been downloaded more than 3.6 million times in the United States since the November 3 election, according to data from mobile app analytics firm Censor Tower. It Top of the list of free apps In Apple and Google’s App Stores, it beat competitors including Dictoc and Zoom.
Parlor’s reputation can be seen as a rejection of social media companies’ attempts to attack lies, fake news and false claims. Integrating American Political Discourse And Divides the country between a set of alternative facts. After Twitter and Facebook stepped up their enforcement against misinformation, parlor CEO John Madge promised to take a different approach. “The content measurement we see this election season is not a preview of an Orwellian future, we need to make sure it serves as a clear call to change course,” he wrote.
So far, major social media companies have done a good job of preventing the spread of malicious lies, at least in English. It remains to be seen what the consequences will be for millions of Americans fleeing to a site that is not subject to false alarm labels, verifications of truth or moderation.
Meanwhile, President-elect Joe Biden will have a chance at the federal government controlling social media sites when he takes office on January 20. Biden and parlor executives have a rare agreement: they both argued for a re-enactment of Section 230 of the Communications Code of Conduct 1996, which allows social media sites to host and moderate user-generated content on their websites without legal liability.
The difference is that those who are elected president want to change the rules for changing the sites with punitive laws or Failed to moderate misinformation Enough, Wants to reconsider the parlor rule Sites of their power to change misinformation.