Univision’s Del Rio Calls for “Some Control” of Social Media

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LOURDES DEL RÍO: But for now, the president of Facebook has even told Congress that he considers that it is up to the people to decide for themselves what politician or not to vote for. And he went further. He’s not even going to submit ads to a fact checker, or information review, before allowing them on his pages. This has been greatly criticized.

Even so, Twitter’s initiative doesn’t solve every problem because a lot of fake information comes from accounts that are difficult to control.

 

JUAN CARLOS PEDREIRA: It’s been very difficult for Twitter to control Donald Trump’s account, due to the argument that it is newsworthy. The President of the United States is writing what he thinks, in his own words, and that certainly makes (his feed) very newsworthy. 

 

DEL RÍO: We’ll see whether Facebook and Instagram decide to follow in Twitter’s footsteps. Some sort of control is better than none. In Miami, Florida, Lourdes Del Río, Univision.

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