Rubio to Social Media Executives: What Happens When an Authoritarian Regime Asks You to Shut Down Dissent?

‘What happens when an authoritarian regime asks you to do that, because their definition of disinformation or misinformation could actually be the truth?’

EXCERPT:

RUBIO: "What makes [social media] good can be manipulated by bad actors to do harm. What we're asking you to do, and I think what you've agreed to do, is to use the powers that you have within your platforms to crack down on certain users who are hostile actors, who are using disinformation or misinformation or hate speech for the purposes of sowing discord or interfering in our internal affairs. And that's a positive.

"Here's the problem. What happens when an authoritarian regime asks you to do that, because their definition of disinformation or misinformation could actually be the truth? Their discord, or what they define as discord, could be things like defending human rights. Interfering in their internal affairs they would define as advocating for democracy."

(h/t The Washington Free Beacon)

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