søndag 22. mai 2022

David L. Sloss: The US Should Ban China’s State Media From Social Platforms

The United States should ban Chinese and Russian state media companies from large social media platforms. If Congress fails to act, U.S. social media companies will continue to subvert democracy by providing free electronic amplification services for Chinese and Russian state media companies engaged in information warfare.

In early March, the European Union banned RT and Sputnik, Russia’s state media companies, for spreading “systematic disinformation over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.” Facebook blocked access to RT and Sputnik in the EU and YouTube blocked channels funded by the Russian government globally. However, the EU and social media companies have failed to address another critical source of misinformation about the war in Ukraine: Chinese state media companies.