- Wed May 23, 2018 10:36 pm
Twitter does need to shoulder much of the blame for disseminating this.
When I was a lad, many years ago, eBay found themselves in breach of various laws in France, Germany and Austria regarding the depiction of Nazi symbols upon sellers' offers. Similarly, the CITES rules were ushered in and, as with the Third Reich memorabilia, anything remotely in contravention - including antique ivory - was unceremoniously dumped from the site.
No questions. Booted.
Twitter (and you-know-who) will not delete this English-language content because there is simply no imperative to do so. On the contrary, traffic loosely translates in to revenue.
They have cleaned up their act in Germany where new, draconian laws have had the desired effect. (Disclaimer; I was very much in two minds about the wisdom of policing opinion.) However, the world has not fallen in and Twitter.de is not the sewer it once was.
Now. The tories will not legislate against a platform where they are constantly playing catch-up. Even if they were to, it would take a month of Sundays for any new rules to come in to force.
Therefore, ethical investors' groups need to step up and demand that Twitter, or any other platform for that matter, take an active and defensive stance against hate-speech or become the investment pariahs.