A majority of Americans believe that lawmakers should pass legislation governing how social media companies police content posted on their platforms, according to a Harvard CAPS/Harris poll released exclusively to The Hill. Some 54 percent of respondents want elected officials to spell out in the law how and when to restrict or remove content from social media sites, like Twitter and Facebook, as well as what kind of content is deemed appropriate.By contrast, a large minority of respondents – 46 percent – are in favor of allowing those companies to set their own rules for determining the kind of content that is suitable for their platforms.ADVERTISEMENTThe debate over social media giants and the power they hold over online speech has come into sharper focus in recent days after companies like Facebook and Twitter banned President TrumpDonald TrumpGiuliani used provisional ballot to vote in 2020 election, same method he disparaged in fighting to overturn results Trump gets lowest job approval rating in final days as president Fox News’ DC managing editor Bill Sammon to retire MORE from their platforms for at least the foreseeable future. Those suspensions were put in place amid fears that the president could use the platforms to incite violence… Read full this story
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