January 21, 2021

WELL, YES: Von der Leyen: big tech firms need to be reined in despite Trump’s exit.

The end of Donald Trump’s tenure in the White House was celebrated by the EU’s Ursula von der Leyen on Wednesday, as she warned that the former US president’s rise highlighted the need to confront the internet giants who helped him spread “conspiracy theories and fake news”.

The European commission president spoke of her relief at Trump’s departure, but warned that the outgoing leader’s movement still existed, and that the digital platforms used to spread hate needed to be tackled.

Please note Von der Leyen’s tacit admission that she thought it was Big Tech’s job to determine the US election.

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