German Official Invites Twitter To Move HQ To Germany


A German official has invited Twitter to move their headquarters to Germany where “you are free to criticize the government as well as to fight fake news.”

Thomas Jarzombek, who charges tech affairs for Germany’s Economic Affairs Ministry, added, “We have a great startup and tech ecosystem, your company would be a perfect fit and I will open any doors for you! @realDonaldTrump.”

President Donald Trump has been engaged in a back and forth with Twitter over the platform’s random fact-checking notices issued on some of his Tweets. For example, Twitter issued a warning to the President’s tweet late Thursday about destructive riots in Minneapolis in response to the death of George Floyd.

President Trump signed an Executive Order to put those social media companies “in check,” as Sara A. Carter wrote in a recent column.

“This order may one day allow federal regulators to fine Facebook, Google, Twitter and other social media platforms that operate more like publishers than platforms for free speech,” Carter wrote. “At question is Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which was enacted in 1996 and signed into legislation by then President Bill Clinton.”

“It was enacted to regulate pornography, as well as offensive communication content. Even though, it was seen as unconstitutional it was never abandoned but instead, adopted by “interactive computer service” that gives immunity from most lawsuits to tech companies from information posted on their platforms.

Read more at Geller Report

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