During the second segment of an interview with Special Report which aired on Tuesday, Attorney General William Barr said he believes that social media firms are engaged in ‘censorship’ these days and are behaving more like publishers.
When asked if he feels that these social media platforms are in a way censoring the President as well as his supporters, Barr responded by saying that he believes these firms are indeed doing that and are censoring content on their sites.
Originally, they were considered as open forums wherein people could hop on and pen their viewpoint, which helped these entities garner a lot of attention, said the attorney general.
However, now these firms are acting more like ‘publishers’ as they are censoring specific viewpoints as well as incorporating their own content there to reduce the impact of several people’s views, continued Barr.
Previous month, Twitter had issued a warning label for one of the tweets of US President Donald Trump for the first ever time. Twitter cautioned readers that in spite of Trump’s claims, the fact checkers haven’t found any evidence which shows that countrywide mail-in voting could elevate fraud risks.
In a few minutes, the president accused the social media network of interfering in this year’s ‘Presidential Election.’ A few days later, Trump issued an executive order which interprets the Section 230 of 1966’ Communications Decency Act as not offering statutory liability safety for tech firms who engage in political and censorship conduct.
When Barr was questioned on this matter, he said that he is looking into it and believes that the right action would be taken.
Nick Cordero, Broadway actor, dies at 41 after battle with Covid-19
Broadway star Nick Cordero, who had fans across the globe rallying on roads for his quick recovery, has passed away at the age of 41 after a fight with coronavirus.
The sad news was informed by Cordero’s wife Amanda Kloots.
On her Instagram handle, Kloots said that her husband died on Sunday morning and was surrounded by his loved ones at the time.
Kloots has continually been updating her social networking accounts regularly with news of Cordero’s ups & downs while he fought the COVID-19 and complications, which includes one amputated leg as well. Kloots said that Cordero fought the virus for ninety-five days.
Cordero was born in Canada and was raised in Hamilton. He worked hard and arrived in New York City eventually.
In the year 2014, Cordero had been nominated for one Drama Desk Award and one Tony Award for his performance in the movie ‘Bullets Over Broadway.’ He became famous because of his role of Earl, the husband in the hit Broadway Musical ‘Waitress’ and the character Sonny in ‘A Bronx Tale.’
He also discovered success in small screen by making appearances in the drama television series ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,’ ‘Lilyhammer’ as well as ‘Blue Bloods.’
Steve Bing, Producer and Film Financier, Dies by Suicide at 55
Hollywood film financier and producer, Steve Bing, who invested in the famous Tom Hank film ‘The Polar Express,’ has passed away by suicide.
As per a LA County Coroner Office spokesperson, the office received a call informing the death of a man at 10000 Santa Monica Boulevard, LA. The man had been pronounced dead at 1.10pm, informed the spokesperson.
According to TMZ, who was the first news outlet to report the sad news, Bing jumped off from the building’s 27th floor. A person in the 10000 block of Santa Monica Blvd confirmed about Bing jumping off the tower.
The LA County Coroner’s Office and LAPD have not yet confirmed the identity of the deceased nor his reason behind death.
A person who was close to Bing said that he was suffering from depression and was acting weird of late.
The writing credits of Bing include “Every Breathe” of the year 1994 and an episode of the show “Married…with children.” Besides, he has also produced movies such as ‘Night at the Golden Eagle,’ ‘Get Carter,’ ‘Rules Don’t Apply,’ and Rock the ‘Kasbah.’ He was a huge investor in the animated feature movie ‘The Polar Express,’ which featured the voice of star Tom Hanks.
Trump administration eliminates Obama-era transgender health care protections
On Friday, the administration under President Donald Trump announced that it is now reversing the regulation set during the Obama-era. Under this regulation, there was to be no discrimination against transgender patients in need of health care.
This announcement came from the US Department of Health & Human Services, which was swiftly backed and praised by the religious conservatives. However, the move was condemned by the LGBTA and civil rights advocates.
As per the advocates, it was noted that this reversing of the regulation comes at a time that is very important for the LGBTQ community. It is the Pride Month & the 4th anniversary for the Orlando shooting that happened at the nightclub named Pulse.
This move will call for a need to enforce the protection rights for sex discrimination. Erasing the administration allowance by the Obama government would hamper the broader understanding of sex and gender. As announced by the campaign opted by the Human Rights Commission, they will be filing a lawsuit that challenges this change in rule.
The reversal of this regulation has been described as an attack or discrimination to the United States LGBTA community. According to Alphonso David, the HRC president, it is obvious that our administration doesn’t actually believe that the LGBTA community exists and deserves equal law and rights.
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